Amazing websites and great info

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I'd like to share some amazing websites and links:

http://birthrites.org/ Birthrites have a new website. Birthrites is an Australian website dedicated to VBAC.

http://www.vimeo.com/22765005 A lovely recording of a home birth. Just beautiful. Be sure to watch it to the end. Tissues might be needed!

http://painfreelabour.blogspot.com/ I love the premise: Pain free labour is an achievable goal for the majority of women with a normal first stage of labour. Women are taught from an early age to fear going into labour. When they do they start secreting adrenalin, this causes changes in the body which cause labour contractions to feel painful. You can reduce adrenalin output by using relaxation techniques in pregnancy and labour. Once you know the truth, you have a chance to choose.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/themes/birthanddeath/childbirth.aspx This looks at (Royal) childbirth from 1533 onwards. Fascinating!