Essential FFB information

If you are interested in our new documentary film or are hosting a premiere screening of our Freedom for Birth film on the worldwide launch date of Thursday 20th September, here’s some essential information. 1. Latest update – 875 premiere screenings in 50 countries of FREEDOM FOR BIRTH on the global launch date of Thurs […]

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One World Birth in Canada


(Make sure you see the video at the bottom of the post!) If you’ve signed up to receive our newsletter you’ll already know that we are about to bring some big changes to One World Birth which means we will have to shut down most of the site for a few weeks. However, while we […]

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World Doula Week – Free DOULA! Screening

As part of the global celebrations for World Doula Week (March 22-28 2012), we are offering you the chance to host a DOULA! film screening FOR FREE. So for for one week only Between MARCH 22-28 2012 We will waive our Public Screening License Fee (usually $55.00) So you can host your own DOULA! film […]

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The Queen Honours British Midwife

The end of 2011 saw two amazing midwives honoured with international awards. Ina May Gaskin was awarded the prestigious Right Livelihood Award (the alternative Nobel Prize) and Robin Lim won the CNN Hero Of the Year Award. Now already in 2012,  a UK midwife has just been honoured by the Queen! Sheena Byrom, a consultant […]

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50 Reasons To Support One World Birth

Toni Harman & Alex Wakeford, Co-creators of One World Birth

Want a reason to contribute to our One World Birth fund-raising campaign? Well here’s 50!!! Remember there’s just a few hours left to contribute (the campaign closes on 15th December!!!!) so this is our last big big push. And every penny / cent really does help as all the money goes towards our direct costs […]

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4,000 miles and over 100 interviews later…

We’ve just got back from our amazing whistlestop One World Birth trip to US / Canada. We travelled over 4,000 miles from Canada down to Florida and filmed over 100 interviews and wow, what an eye-opener. Our trip took us from the MANA/ACNM/CAM joint conference in Ontario, down to filming homebirth midwives in New Jersey, […]

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Half way through North America

We’re half way through our first North American filming trip having completed 1500 road miles. We’re holed up in the mountains for the night before hitting the road to Tennessee where we’ll be dropping in on Ina May Gaskin! Here’s a video about what we’ve been up to and our plans for the next 10 […]

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Why is water birth so controversial?


  This week Alex and I filmed interviews with Barbara Harper and Dianne Garland, two of the world’s leading experts on waterbirth. Barbara Harper is the founder of Waterbirth International  and author of “Gentle Birth Choices” book and DVD. She was once referred to in The Oregonian newspaper as “the Billy Graham of waterbirth” for […]

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