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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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Every family’s birth experience is different. You might have had the most amazing nurse supporting and empowering you unconditionally, or an OBGYN who’s presence, yet hands-off approach, allowed you to go deep in, focus and do what you and your … Continue reading
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
MyBirthMovie featured in the Los Angeles Times
The birth of a trend: Posting childbirth videos online
Mind & Body section of Saturday’s Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2012
I met Libby and Len last year at The Feminine Light in The Middle East conference. Len told me that he filmed the birth of their 2nd child, Adam, back in 1971. A few days ago they sent me a link to that video. It was amazing to see a delivery filmed 41 years ago.
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.
Disclaimer – this vlog was filmed using my cinema screen built in camera, not the video camera I use to film childbirth. Continue reading
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.
The day I completed my doula training, at the DASC Annual Gala. Continue reading
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).
A while ago I mentioned that I’ll get some interesting stories for you from family members who have worked (or still do), as childbirth professionals. Here’s the 2nd one, and this time it’s by a cousin named Louise. I found it fascinating, and hope you enjoy as well.
Thank you Louise for sharing your story and photos. Continue reading
When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I film childbirth. Their reactions vary from aversion to awe and fascination. I get responses like, “You do what?!?! Why would anyone want their birth filmed??” to “Wow, people do that? I wish I knew you when my kids were born.”