Mindful Mama's Videos (My Best Birth) - My Best Birth 2014-04-25T05:07:54Z http://www.mybestbirth.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=2i2ph4er5k61k&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Sex: A Pregnant Woman's Best Friend tag:www.mybestbirth.com,2009-05-11:3120006:Video:9052 2009-05-11T05:36:51.740Z Mindful Mama http://www.mybestbirth.com/profile/MindfulMama Elizabeth Davis, Certified Professional Midwife, is co-founder of the National Midwifery Institute, a three- year, MEAC-accredited, apprenticeship-based midwifery program. She is the author of Heart and Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, in addition to several other books.<br></br> <br></br> This interview clip is part of Rites of Passage, an exclusive video series and art/photo/ essay contest that engages mothers across the country in a dialogue about childbirth and the transformation… Elizabeth Davis, Certified Professional Midwife, is co-founder of the National Midwifery Institute, a three- year, MEAC-accredited, apprenticeship-based midwifery program. She is the author of Heart and Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, in addition to several other books.<br /> <br /> This interview clip is part of Rites of Passage, an exclusive video series and art/photo/ essay contest that engages mothers across the country in a dialogue about childbirth and the transformation of new motherhood. This series is hosted by Mindful Mama and features exclusive interviews with 25 of the world's leading midwives, physicians, activists, and scholars who advocate for safe, empowered birth. We invite you to watch the videos and participate in the Rites of Passage forum. Visit <a href="http://www.mindful-mama.com/forums/37">http://www.mindful-mama.com/forums/37</a>... and tell us: How did becoming a parent - through birth or adoption- transform you? Ani DiFranco Discusses Parenting with Mindful Mama tag:www.mybestbirth.com,2009-05-04:3120006:Video:4707 2009-05-04T05:11:38.613Z Mindful Mama http://www.mybestbirth.com/profile/MindfulMama <a href="http://www.mybestbirth.com/video/ani-difranco-discusses"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com/files/tYHwg1m*uVa-ZixnHnN1Sc0aujQ1BU7D7RlgiAwJU6fAHIeVOOZg0aVZgmTNZYPkFsOisnphYIVmBOLx3BWQv2L5nDliGE09/273944529.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A big thanks to Ani DiFranco for supporting the launch of Mindful Mama in 2008. Ani is a pioneer of women's music. Nominated for several Grammys, she owns her own record label - Righteous Babe Records-and now her own performance venue in her home State, New York. Ani was recently on NPR's World Café, Jay Leno, and the cover of Mothering Magazine. Ani is a self-proclaimed feminist,… <a href="http://www.mybestbirth.com/video/ani-difranco-discusses"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/tYHwg1m*uVa-ZixnHnN1Sc0aujQ1BU7D7RlgiAwJU6fAHIeVOOZg0aVZgmTNZYPkFsOisnphYIVmBOLx3BWQv2L5nDliGE09/273944529.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A big thanks to Ani DiFranco for supporting the launch of Mindful Mama in 2008. Ani is a pioneer of women's music. Nominated for several Grammys, she owns her own record label - Righteous Babe Records-and now her own performance venue in her home State, New York. Ani was recently on NPR's World Café, Jay Leno, and the cover of Mothering Magazine. Ani is a self-proclaimed feminist, participated in the march for women's lives in Washington DC in 2004 and was the first musician to be honored with the "Woman of Courage Award" by the National Organization of Women in 2006. Ani's daughter, Petah, is 2-years old and was born at home with a midwife. Rites of Passage Sneak Preview tag:www.mybestbirth.com,2009-05-04:3120006:Video:4697 2009-05-04T04:59:56.113Z Mindful Mama http://www.mybestbirth.com/profile/MindfulMama <a href="http://www.mybestbirth.com/video/rites-of-passage-sneak-preview"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com/files/tYHwg1m*uVas-HAKunC1Dgm*q94MK-zixhTyF47BrtT-u5bWqffDZxvQYuPVX*ydkv-I5SHgBRr0QlvoHQH44TzYf0*FCcbS/273940199.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>During pregnancy, moms are often inundated with conflicting and impassioned positions on what constitutes the best birth choice. At Mindful Mama, our firm opinion is that nothing is black or white—especially birth—and each situation warrants careful consideration of all the options available. Through a series of video interviews with over 20 leading doctors, midwives, advocates… <a href="http://www.mybestbirth.com/video/rites-of-passage-sneak-preview"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/tYHwg1m*uVas-HAKunC1Dgm*q94MK-zixhTyF47BrtT-u5bWqffDZxvQYuPVX*ydkv-I5SHgBRr0QlvoHQH44TzYf0*FCcbS/273940199.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />During pregnancy, moms are often inundated with conflicting and impassioned positions on what constitutes the best birth choice. At Mindful Mama, our firm opinion is that nothing is black or white—especially birth—and each situation warrants careful consideration of all the options available. Through a series of video interviews with over 20 leading doctors, midwives, advocates and authors, we aim to deepen the conversation, find areas of common ground instead of division, and present ways for every woman to have an inspired, safe birth—wherever and however is best for her.<br /> <br /> May 10- August 10, log on to <a href="http://www.mindful-mama.com/Rites">www.mindful-mama.com/Rites</a> of Passage, watch the Rites of Passage interviews and answer this question: How did becoming a parent transform you?<br /> <br /> Rites of Passage features the leading voices in natural birth and parenting, including:<br /> <br /> Ina May Gaskin, Certified Professional Midwife, is the founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee (USA). She is the author of Spiritual Midwifery (1975) and Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (2003). She has been a home birth midwife for more than 35 years.<br /> <br /> Ricki Lake, executive producer of The Business of Being Born and coauthor of Your Best Birth, has played a leading role in multiple television shows and feature films, including Cry Baby, Cookie, Working Girl, and Mrs. Winterbourne. Ricki was the host of The Ricki Lake Show from 1992 to 2004.<br /> <br /> Penny Simkin, Physical Therapist, co-founded DONA International and has specialized in childbirth education, labor support, and birth counseling since 1968. She is the author of many books on birth for both parents and professionals, including The Birth Partner.<br /> <br /> Michel Odent, MD, is known as the obstetrician who introduced the concept of birthing pools and home-like birthing rooms. He has published 21 books, including The Scientification of Love, The Farmer and the Obstetrician, and The Cesarean.<br /> <br /> For a complete list of interviews and contest details, visit <a href="http://www.mindful-mama.com/ritesofpassage">www.mindful-mama.com/ritesofpassage</a>.