Here is a film of a water birth at home that I was doula for last week. It shows the wonder, dignity and peacefulness of birth I encourage you to share it with friends and show young people how gentle birth can be.
For me personally the best part was holding the mum’s hands as she leaned back against her husband just before the baby was born and having their two small children (son 11 and daughter aged seven) leaning against me as I explained to them in a whisper what was happening and watching the wonder in their eyes as their baby sisters head emerged.
I have had the privilege of sharing many wonderful births as a doula/kangaroula, but this one takes some beating and Helena caught it so beautifully on film.
Thank you to the very special Brauer family for your commitment to birth and parenting!