Birth Sanctuary on Youtube
Aleks Evanguelidi, Co-Founder and Clinical Director of The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center talks about midwifery, and her reasons for becoming a midwife, as well as home birth and natural birth at The Sanctuary’s Los Angeles birth center. See all The Sanctuary’s videos on their Youtube channel.
The Business of Being Born
Take a look as homebirth advocate Ricki Lake tours The Sanctuary’s Zen Birth Suite with Aleksandra Evanguelidi.
We are thrilled to be featured in RIcki’s latest film, More Business of Being Born! So watch the clip, share with your friends, & learn more about the movie at http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com
Happy Healthy Child
Aleksandra Evanguelidi speaks about midwifery, home birth and natural childbirth in this four part video series, providing the practical information and current scientific research you need in order to have a happy, healthy pregnancy.
“Birth is nothing short of a miracle. It is the most magical intense primal experience of our lives, and when we actually allow ourselves to witness what that is and be a part of it it will change us forever.” – Aleksandra Evanguelidi
Natural Birth – What of It?
This past weekend, my staff and I worked one of the those baby expos, the high end kind where interior decorators solicited customers for the coolest baby nurseries and the next new baby drink cup was brought to market. We were there to educate parents about their options for natural birth and to share with them some of the classes and services The Sanctuary offers. I was fascinated at how much attention was given to the fabrics and color palates for the baby’s room, but when it came to the actual prenatal care and delivery of these new beings, most women were disinterested, uneducated, or completely disempowered by their birth experience. I was deeply saddened to hear story after story from women whom either felt that they were robbed of something so profound in their childbirth experience or to hear other women talk about just wanting it to be over, take it out of me, or how they just wanted to schedule their cesarean birth so that they didn’t have to experience the pain of labor. As a birth activist I feel compelled to speak — give me a soapbox and I will roar! … Read More
Midwife Supervised Childbirth
Giving birth at home or in a birth center with a midwife can help ensure that the birth process is as natural and rewarding as possible. Many women opt for hospital birth because their insurance pays for it, but once in a hospital, they may be forced to deliver at the convenience of the doctors and not within the natural cycles of the birth process. Working with a midwife can be extremely helpful and ultimately more healthful for the baby, mom, and even the dad. Aleksandra Evanguelidi, a licensed midwife, shares her thoughts about pregnancy, birth and why expectant moms and parents should investigate all birthing options before deciding where to give birth.