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My Top Essential 0ils For Travel

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by Jodie Myers When you think of travel, what comes to mind?  For most people, I’m sure essential oils are not on the radar, but I hope to change that with this blog! Please contact me to learn more about … Continue reading

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Los Angeles by Stroller

Shelley-Anne Wooderson, author of Los Angeles by Stroller, had lived in twenty different houses and moved to a new country seven times before the age of thirty.  She recently lived in Los Angeles with her family.

I asked Shelley if she would share some basic tips on what to do with your baby/toddler in ANY city.  Bellow you will find some great and simple ideas from Shelley sprinkled with humor and experienced insight.

You can purchase Los Angeles by Stroller (for less than $6!) from MyBirthMovie’s A-store – under the books section. Continue reading

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Jodie Myers is a Los Angeles based filmmaker specializing in childbirth, newborns, children & families. She is also a birth doula and HypnoBirthing® doula. My Birth Movie Imagine capturing the most precious moment of your life… the birth of your … Continue reading

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‘Top 10 Tips’ on Filming Childbirth

Blessings,

As of now, there are not many childbirth videographers out there. There may be a handful in the country, maybe even the world. I’m really not sure. I have just come across one in Texas! Very exciting 😉

Since I can’t be everywhere, and not everyone can hire a professional, I created a Top 10 Tips on Filming Childbirth vlog.

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Who’s Your Doula? (My first birth as a doula)

In November 2011, I completed my DONA doula training at BiniBirth.  The training with Ana Paula was fascinating.  My mind burst with excitement about the new opportunities and ideas that were coming to mind, while my heart burst with joy and love for all the mamas who were about to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Then in January 2012, I became a hypnobirthing© doula after taking a class with Alisha Tamburri.

As I work on obtaining my DONA Doula Certification, I feel that the new knowledge and experience I gained, greatly compliment my work as a childbirth filmmaker.  Now I can do both or either, and for the first time I will have BACKUPS for my doula work.  What a magical word that is – backup.  It’s something I’ve never had as a filmmaker, but as a doula I’ve married into a huge loving family of women.

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A mom’s triumph; birthing her twin daughters vaginally, naturally and with the use HypnoBirthing®

I had just ordered my tea at Café Was where my friend, Dhana Taprogge, was about to sing, when Alisha called to tell me that Shiva was in early labor.  Shiva, was a first time mom in her late 30s and was pregnant with twin girls.  She became pregnant without fertility treatments and very quickly.  She planned on birthing her daughters naturally, un-medicated, using HypnoBirthing® and having a great birthing team by her side; Dr. Paul Crane (her OBGYN), Alisha Tamburri (her Hypnotherapist/Doula), her husband, and myself (filming the birth).
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