For those of you who have been up at night worrying about the future of midwifery in New York, I am happy to announce that the Midwifery Modernization Act has passed and now just needs to be signed by the Governor. Homebirth is once again legal in New York.
In that spirit, I would like to share a video of a homebirth that I came across on the lovely internet. This video is part of "A Baby Story" and features an orthodox Jewish couple having their second child at home with the help of , you guessed it, a skilled midwife.
No worries, the filming is done very modestly and there are no close ups of the baby being born. Still a wonderful video that shows how normal and safe homebirth can be. I am including the first part, and the rest of it can be found on youtube. Enjoy!