This is the birth story of Etta Juliette Gray who was born on July 7th, 2013 at 5:17pm. I was fortunate enough to capture this film just two days before traveling to Costa Rica. I'd like to think that Etta wanted her birth to be filmed, and came a little early just for me. This was an amazing home birth in Ontario on a beautiful summer day with just a light sprinkle of rain. Etta's brother Eli was in attendance and was happy to help his mom along with her labour, as well as meet his new baby sister.
It was truly a blessing to be at this birth, my first birth, and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, incredible birth to attend. Much love to Julie, Charlie, Eli, and Baby Etta! xo
Song in this film is "Hold Onto Hope Love" by Amy Stroup licensed by The Music Bed.
For more information or to purchase the full length film, visit http://www.naturalbornbabies.com
Natural Born Babies presents a modern account of todays natural childbirth. Told by 10 mothers, this short film chronicles their journeys to challenge the conventional hospital birth model to give birth in their own way. Resurgence in interest in natural childbirth has led a record number of women to midwife-directed centers, where high-quality care combined with a nurturing environment is at the forefront of a movement. This movement seeks to dispel the inaccurate picture and practices of modern Western medicine. Gone are the days when midwifery was primitive and outdated. The modern midwife is presented in this film as she puts women and children first.
Listen as Lorri Walker, RNC, NP, CNM, one of Southern Californias best-known midwives, shares her insights and wisdom in overcoming the medical model of birth. Birth professionals often overlook and disregard important subjects about birth. Hear an honest account of birth plans, Cesarean Sections, safety, unnecessary interventions and reluctant fathers and family as they are addressed. This film attempts to separate midwifery from a tarnished reputation from years of misinformation and negative publicity that has been propagated by the medical community.
The water birth of our son, Garrett Michael, born at home with the assistance of our midwife Sherry dress. Garrett was born 8/15/08 and was 11 lbs 3 oz! He was born without a tear, thanks to Sherry. Mom did not have gestational diabetes or anything like that, he was just a big healthy baby. This was our first home birth but it definitely won't be our last. To read the birth story you can go to http://www.journeytocrunchville.com