Originally Posted by momofmine
Yes, thank you! And I was also just asking, in general, for where your favorite resources are for buying birth/pregnancy/breastfeeding related DVDs, as it seems like a lot of these are not readily available on sites like Amazon.
The first one you linked is $50 for a ten-minute DVD. There is no way I can afford that. And the second is $30 for a 6-minute DVD. Ouch. Of course they are wonderful and I want to support the work, but, wow, that seems like it's a little inflated.
It's a very small market. And the two that you're looking for are both at least 25 years old, I'm sure. It's a miracle they were ever re-released in DVD!
Instead of Delivery Self Attachment, for about the same price you can get a current one called "Baby-Led Breastfeeding: The Mother Baby Dance" which has a lot more teaching on it - both for parents and for birth professionals. It's the only bf video I use now. I keep Jack Newman's to lend out to people who are having problems, but not as an initial how-to.
(Personally, I always found Delivery Self Attachment upsetting - I wanted someone to pick up that poor baby! It seemed to involve the mother ignoring her instincts to cuddle her baby.)http://www.geddesproduction.com/brea...g-baby-led.php
I don't have a direct alternative to Birth in the Squatting Position, but I like to use a variety of things in classes, whatever I can get my hands on so that people see a wide variety of women birthing in a wide variety of ways. Currently I'm using a mainstream educational one, the Russian waterbirth one, sometimes Birth Day - the Naoli Vinnivar one, and I have Orgasmic Birth and The Business of Being Born available to borrow.