Personally I love visual media and I am not alone. Online video has become a very popular dynamic resource. Videos offer a multi-sensory perspective with sight and sound. Yet video respects you and enables you to absorb the information and form your own conclusions. Videos provide an exciting way to educate, inform and educate viewers. I am going to list on this page only those videos on midwifery that I feel offer the viewer great information and/or an emotional experience.
Personally selected videos
Doctors and Midwives Make Mistakes
While the video doctors make mistakes is not aimed directly at midwives - it is certainly a video that is very relevant to all midwives. Mistakes are not something that midwives are immune to. Dr Brian Goldman talks about his personal experience with making mistakes in medicine and the silence of errors in medicine.
Video promoting private midwifery
This advertisement promoting midwifery was created by Nic Edmondstone and Vicki Chan for a Get-up political ad campaign and scored the highest number of hits and was shown at the Opera House as one of the top 10
Birthrights - Hard Labour in Hungary
This film examines the growing criminalisation of homebirth midwives and explores the underlying issues behind Hungary's controversial conservative policies: Are they driven by money, control of women by the medical profession - or both?
Midwifery in Action
Midwifery in Action is a short video that provides a glimpse into what midwives do and the special relationship that can develop between midwives, women and their family. Anna, Marc and Baby Ben share their journey through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period with midwifery care
Midwife BurnoutThis YouTube video is intended for midwives, student midwives and those curious about the realities of life as a midwife. Midwifery has its fantastic highs but also has lows. This video highlights the importance of midwives taking care of themselves and offers strategies to avoid burnout.