Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Video: Birthing Plain and Simple

Here is another great video entered in the "BirthMatters Virginia" contest! Check it out and don't forget to leave a comment and rating.

This video focuses on the birthing practices of the traditional Amish, who primarily have midwife-attended homebirths with incredibly low rates of both cesarean birth and interventions. Having been a life-long admirer of all things Amish, it doesn't surprise me that their good sense carries over into their birthing practices!

Birthing Plain and Simple

I'm providing the link rather than the video itself because when I tried to embed the video, it took up almost the entire screen... and I'm not enough of a blogging expert to remedy it!

Later added video with Kathy's help... Thank you Kathy!!


  1. I know how to make the video smaller. :-)

    When you got the code to embed the video, it has info to set the height and width, and also at the end of the code, it says allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340". Take this part out, and it will automatically resize it to fit inside your column.


  2. That was very neat to watch so thanks for sharing.
    Also, I guess I've seen you at a few meetings I've been to and I should have introduced myself. It's fun to see the person behind the blog. I'm sure I will see you around:)

  3. I am a homebirther and would really love to watch this video. It says I must accept your friend request before viewing. Can you help? Thanks so much!



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