This is a wonderful video showing a natural birth in the squatting position.
One of the things I like best about this video of birth is how great the midwife is in supporting this mom with such calm and gentle encouragement.
Notice how her birth team isn`t yelling at her to push, they are just telling her how great a job she is doing. There was one person in the background saying push hard, who was probably grandma. This is where listening to the right people is so important, if the mom in this video pushed hard during the “burning” stage she would have increased the chance of tearing, this is the point where you try to do the littlest pushes to gentle ease the baby out.
The best part of this video is the mom`s obvious joy holding her baby immediately after birthing.
Many babies are not handed directly to mom immediately after birth and they both miss out on that initial intense bliss of being together skin on skin just after the moment of birth. This is when the levels of your love hormone oxytocin is at it’s peak and allows for that intense imprinting on mom and baby on each other.
It looked like an intense experience and as she said “it was so worth it”. The mom’s bliss in birthing her baby naturally made me cry.