Category: Educational Videos

Home Birth Understood – Midwives and Physicians Discuss!

What birth settings offer the best safety, comfort, and birth experience for women? Why?

This Cafe will explore current evidence about home birth safety, potential advantages and disadvantages of home birth on individual and population levels, and barriers to and societal perceptions of home birth in Canada. The speakers will invite participants to examine the evidence, the politics, and public discourse surrounding birth place.

Dr. Patricia Janssen, Dr. Karen Buhler, Dr. Brenda Wagner and Saraswathi Vedam, RM discuss home birth and hospital birth. MUST-WATCH for anyone wanting to make an informed choice about birth location!

Home Birth Understood: Tales and Truths:

Absolute Risks of Home Birth?:


Home Birth Controversy:

Family Physicians and Home Birth:

Environment and Labour/Delivery:

Don’t worry about that “small pelvis” of yours!

At first thought, it can seem crazy that an entire new person can fit through your pelvis and be born into the world. However, pelvises are dynamic, expandable structures and babies’ skull plates mould to fit through the expanded pelvis. That is a big part of what is happening during birth! Take a look below to learn about how perfectly… Read more →

Baby-Led Breastfeeding

I remember when I first did some very initial birth training, I took a course where we watched a video called Baby Led Breastfeeding. The whole class of us “ooooohed” and “aaaahhhed” in amazement as newborn and older babies instinctively found the breast without being forcefully latched on by a care provider. At the end of the video, our instructor said,… Read more →