11 Real + Positive Birth Videos You Should Watch Before Labor Starts
Birth was my worst fear.... until it wasn't
Could watching birth videos change the way you think about birth?
I think it can. Here’s why.
Not many people know and understand where their fear of birth comes from. And that is a shame. Birth can be beautiful, a time of bonding as a family, and ends in the unforgettable moment when you meet your baby.
But, 80% of women have anxiety when it comes to giving birth.
Raise your hand if you ever find yourself feeling this way when you think about your upcoming birth?
Nervouse, restless or tense
A vauge feeling of possible danger, panic or doom
A higher heart rate than normal
Trouble concentrating of thinking about anything other than the present worry
Yep, these are all signs of anxiety, and if you are feeling them you are not alone.
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That’s Why I Compiled These 11 Birth Videos That Will Change The Way You Think About Birth.
Not only that, but the real and raw truth about birth is going to leave you feeling capable, empowered, and excited for the big day.
It is my passion to help moms overcome their fears of giving birth and prepare them with the skills and tools to have a safe and rewarding birth experience. That is why I spent years developing my birth course Birth Undone where I help moms undo pain, undo risk and undo fear.
When you’re ready to start feeling really excited about giving birth and meeting your baby, I would love for you to join us.
But for today, enjoy these live birth videos. They are not just educational, they are emotional, truthful, and empowering.
Whether you are a first-time mom trying to get an idea of what birth is like, or a seasoned mom, looking for inspiration and a reminder of birth’s beauty, enjoy these 11 positive birth videos.
3 Reasons You Should Be Addicted To Birth Videos During Pregnancy
Many moms wonder is birth really that painful…is it as bad as they say it is? Well, the answer isn’t an easy yes or no answer. Birth is different for every mom.
The truth is that some moms have births that leave them feeling euphoric, while others have diagnosable PTSD from their birth experience.
But, I believe becacuse you are here, you will be with the first group.
You are building your expectations, rewriting your thoughts about birth, and learning about what makes a positive birth when you watch these videos. So pat yourself on the back for investing your time into creating a birth you will cherish for ever.
Watching Live Birth Videos Will Help You:
1.Break cycles of pain and fear about birth by giving you something new to aspire to.
2. Replace scary images of birth you learned from the media such as in Twilight and The Walking Dead (it’s not like that!) with something more positive.
3. Develop strategies and skills for coping through labor by seeing what actually works for real women giving birth.
Let’s get to it!
11 Child Birth Videos That Will Change the Way You Think About Birth
Natural Birth Video Without Epidural
Welcome to the world baby Banx! This is one of the most educational and raw birth videos I’ve seen. If you’ve ever wondered what birth can be like when a mother is prepared, ready, and has a birth that is fairly straightforward, watch this video. This is a great birth video with music.
Some moms ask me if there are any good birth videos for toddlers to help them prepare for the arrival of their new sibling. This is a nongraphic birth video that would be appropriate to share with little ones. Especially because the whole family is present for the birth!
Birth Video That Shows What To Expect
Welcome to the world baby Rain! This mama shows exactly what to expect during birth. In this quick birth video, the mama has her baby at home, supported by a midwife, doula, and her partner. While less than 1% of births take place at home, it can be a safeplace to give birth for some moms.
Birth Vlog Video Hospital Birth During Covid
Natural and home births are definitely not for everyone. This incredible mama shares her hospital + epidural birth. She does an amazing job delivering her baby girl. You can literally feel the power of a mama’s love when she says “is she okay?” as she holds her baby for the first time!
You know – sometimes women ask if they should take a childbirth course, even if they are getting an epidural, and the answer is a strong yes! Your pain management strategy shouldn’t stop you from gaining an understanding of what your body is going through and learning skills to get through labor.
Raw Birth Video – Waterbirth
Welcome baby Mila! This powerful childbirth video will leave you feeling in awe of how a couple can bring a child into the world together. This is the perfect birth video to watch with your partner. It is a quick birth video set to music that captures a beautiful, positive birth.
Fast Birth Video Vlog
Welcome baby Lincoln. This mama had a fast and intense delivery. In this emotional vlog she shares her experience with a very fast delivery. While it is unusual to give birth in less than an hour, its definitely something that can happen.
An Emotional Birth Video That Tells The Story Of A Rainbow Baby
Welcome baby Cru! This is a beautiful and emotional hospital birth video. A rainbow baby is a baby that is born after a miscarriage or loss. If you’ve been there, you know the fear and joy that comes with pregnancy when your heart is on the line. This mama shares her story in a beautiful way!
VBAC Birth Videos (Super Emotional!)
Welcome baby Willow! This is one of the most real and raw birth vlog’s out there. This mom is so strong. A VBAC birth is a vaginal birth after a c-section. Many moms choose to persue this type of birth after a c-section and it can be a difficult and challenging (also rewarding!) journey. This mom shares her feelings through the entire process.
A Positive Live Birth Video
Welcome baby boy! This mom says contractions felt like Christmas Morning. There was so much joy in her birth. This is a joyful and happy birth that will leave you feeling inspired. by what happens when a baby is being born and a mom is giving birth at home. I believe she prepared with Hypnobirthing.
Birth Video In Car -Yes, She Did It!
If you’ve ever wondered what it is like when a mom gives birth in a car, this is your answer. This amazing family is on the way to the hospital when the mom delivers her child herself! Though this is a super rare occurrence, so many moms worry about it. It’s highly unlikely to have a birth at home if you follow the 5-1-1 or 4-1-1 rule – where you head into the hospital when your contractions are 5 (or 4) minutes apart, lasting a minute long and have been that way for an hour.
A Raw And Real Home Water Birth Childbirth Video
This mom delivers her own baby! If you have been considering waterbirth this may be the birth video for you! You can see how she digs deep, stays calm and focused, and has a safe and healthy baby assisted by a midwife. Even if you’re not preparing for a natural birth, it’s good to see that yes, you can deliver, and still be okay, emotionally and physically. Birth can be a very safe and normal event in your life – even if it’s new.
A Beautiful And Gentle C-Section Posted By Sophie Messager
Many moms deliver their babies through c-sections. If you want to watch this video of what a belly birth looks like, click through the Watch on YouTube link. This is a very graphic birth video, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s definitely not for everyone.
Many people fear birth because it feels unfamiliar, dangerous and unpredictable. If you’ve watched these birth videos, you know that women are strong. and capable. When birth is unknown, it can seem much more difficult than it has to be.
In fact, pain can cause more tension and more pain during the labor process. Make sure to join us inside our class Birth Undone to work through your fear – before labor begins.
Whether a woman gives birth at the hospital, a birth center or at home naturally, there is always going to be some level of pain involved. It is even natural to feel at some points that you can’t do it.
Things that are new are often scary. It’s normal to feel anxiety and even fear before labor begins.
But, maybe that can cue you into something new.
I was once at a Tony Robbins Event where Tony claimed fear doesn’t really exist.
I know it sounds crazy, but let me explain.
He went on to say that what we call fear is usually just the awareness we have of a vulnerability that leaves us at risk for danger or pain.
And birth is a vulnerable time. Being aware of our vulnerabilities can be a gift. If you acknowledge your fears early, you have plenty of time to take small intentional steps to becoming less overwhelmed, and less vulnerable.
Birth Videos Will Remind You That Your Body Is Meant To Birth Your Baby
If you have ever doubted if the female body is still designed to birth a full-term baby in the modern age, these women will show you that yes, modern pregnant women can give birth. You are meant to give birth to your baby. Your body is meant to give birth to your baby.
Watching birth videos will help you navigate a new event and make decisions that are aligned with your values. You can do this.
I hope these videos helped you change the way you think about birth and realize it doesn’t have to be so scary when you are well prepared.
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""I confided in Suzzie that I struggle with anxiety and a lot of self doubt. To be honest, I just wasn't sure I was cut out to do birth. After a conversation with her, I realized that the process of overcoming these doubts and fears was going to be an amazing gift. She gave me confidence to start working towards the birth I wanted. I went into birth feeling safe and ready. And I had a great experience. I'm glad I had the courage to start. That was the hardest part." - Olivia-Grace , a mom who took the first step and kept on going