This is probably one of the most beautiful hospital births I have ever seen! Ever! Check it out!
The mother stated that this was her fourth birth, her first three being homebirths, and that they birthed in-hospital after finding that there was a chance baby would be born with hemophilia (he wasn't).
I was so impressed with the hospital staff in this movie. If all mothers birthing in-hospital could look forward to this kind of treatment and birthing environment, then our problems would be over. I do believe that homebirth has some inherent advantages over hospital birth on the whole, but since many women will always want to birth in-hospital, this is what hospital birth should look like. Loved it!
Thanks to Bellies and Babies for posting this!!!
Later addition: You can read some comments and an interview with the mother, Sarah, by clicking on this here. Good stuff!
Even later addition: The hospital where the above birth took place is unfortunately still not waterbirth friendly (this birth was an exception, not the rule). Want to make a difference?Email Robin Piaggione at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her how much you appreciate, admire, and love this birth and the fact that this mother was able to obtain a non-interventionist waterbirth - she is working hard to make waterbirth available for other mothers, and all letters received will help her to make this happen. Off to email.....