I previously linked to some video clips from the Mindful Mama Magazine "Rites of Passage" video project and contest. Here are some more links from Mindful Mama to some lovely and interesting videos!
You're invited to participate in our efforts to engage parents in the Rites of Passage videos. Please forward these 5 links to your network and ask them to "Digg" it! If we get enough "Diggs", then hundreds of thousands of people across the US will see them! Thank you for helping us to build the "mom"entum around empowered childbirth!
The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, Ina May Gaskin
Sarah Kraft talk to Ina May Gaskin, Certified Professional Midwife, about maternal death. Ina May is the founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee (USA). She is the author of Spiritual Midwifery (1975) and Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (2003). She has been a home birth midwife for more than 35 years.
Sexual Intimacy After Birth, Elizabeth Davis
Sarah Kraft talks to Elizabeth Davis about how to keep the flame alive after baby arrives. Elizabeth Davis, Certified Professional Midwife, is co-founder of the National Midwifery Institute. She is the co-author of Orgasmic Birth (coming soon) and author of Heart and Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth.
Asking the Right Questions, Marjorie Greenfield
Sarah Kraft talks to Marjorie Greenfield, MD, about finding the right obstetrician. Marjorie has been an obstetrician since 1987 and is an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. She is the author of The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book.
Relieve Pain During Childbirth Without Drugs, Penny Simkin
Sarah Kraft talks to Penny Simkin about relieving pain during childbirth without drugs. Penny Simkin, Physical Therapist, co-founded DONA International and has specialized in childbirth education, labor support, and birth counseling since 1968. She is the author of many books on birth for both parents and professionals, including The Birth Partner.
Birth Models That Work, Robbie Davis-Floyd
Sarah Kraft talks to Robbie Davis-Floyd about birth around the world. Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD, is a medical anthropologist specializing in the anthropology of reproduction. She is a senior research fellow at the University of Texas, Austin, author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage, and lead editor of 10 birth-focused collections.