Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Waterbirth with Barbara Harper-Part II

The second part of my interview with Barbara Harper, founder of Waterbirth International, picks up with a discussion about waterbirth in the hospital environment and how a mother can advocate for this option in her local facility. We also discuss options available if your local hospital won't offer waterbirth and Barbara's upcoming new books.

Links to today's topic:
Waterbirth International

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Waterbirth interview with Barbara Harper, RN-Part 1

This edition of Bellycast focuses on waterbirth and its many benefits. This two part interview with Barbara Harper, RN, of Waterbirth International has us discussing her own birth experiences and what compelled her to learn more about this fascinating topic. We also learned a little about the history of waterbirth, the prevalence around the world and here in the U.S. and her thoughts on the benefits and drawback of giving birth in water.

Links mentioned in today's program:
Waterbirth International
Gentle Birth Choices
Dr. Michel Odent

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