The Online Childbirth Class

In keeping with the theme of this website, you have the right to make informed decisions about your own health and healthcare. This includes how, when, where, and with whom you will give birth. The medical establishment would have you believe that the only safe place to have a baby is in a hospital. The medical research, however, indicates otherwise.

In this study, “The risk of perinatal or neonatal mortality was not different when birth was intended at home or in hospital.

“Perinatal or Neonatal Mortality Among Women Who Intend at the Onset of Labour to Give Birth at Home Compared to Women of Low Obstetrical Risk Who Intend to Give Birth in Hospital: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses“

So you do have choices. Below we will discuss many topics relevant to your decision about prenatal care, prenatal testing, birth attendants, birth positions, birth locations, newborn care, and empowerment through birth.

Stages of Labor

IMPORTANT -Pregnancy Nutrition

Should I have a birth attendant or not?

Squatting for a faster, less painful birth

Birth in the Squatting Position (1979)

Do-it-yourself Prenatal Care

Do I Want Prenatal Testing?

Should I use pain medication during birth?

Watch a C-Section Birth

Why Mothers Kiss Their Babies

Milkmen: Fathers Who Breastfeed

Unassisted Childbirth

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