Baby born in the backyard

February 8, 2011

This is not a hypnobirth. This is an unassisted, physiological birth that takes place in the couple’s backyard. Dad captures the easy, un-eventful birth on his video camera. It’s amazing to watch. It takes the baby a minute to clear his lungs and start breathing on his own, and the mom just calmly waits. She knows he is still getting all the oxygen he needs from her placenta, and as long as the placenta is still attached to the uterus, the baby is essentially wearing scuba gear. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if  all women could be this relaxed and confident about childbirth, even in a hospital setting?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ANtPxI3pE&w=480&h=390]

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Dorothy Williams April 26, 2011 at 11:29 am

Dear Laura, What a neat experience . I’m glad I got to see some of it. You’re amazing!
Love Grandma Williams

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