This webinar is hosted in English
Want to understand why waterbirth is changing birthing practices in hospitals all over the world? Join this class to see photos, video and listen to a presentation by waterbirth expert, Barbara Harper.
Boca Raton, United States
Barbara Harper is an internationally recognized expert on waterbirth, a published author and childbirth reform activist.
She founded Waterbirth International in 1988, with one goal in mind – to heal the way babies are welcomed into the world. During the past four decades she has had the opportunity to practice both as a nurse in hospitals and private clinics and to attend home births as a midwife and hospital births as a doula and waterbirth and gentle birth instructor for doctors.
Barbara has utilized all her experiences as a childbirth educator, midwife and doula to develop unique seminars which she teaches within hospitals, nursing schools, midwifery and medical schools and community groups worldwide. She was recognized in 2002 by Lamaze International for her contributions in promoting normal birth on an international level.
She is the author of the best selling ‘Gentle Birth Choices’ book and DVD, which has been translated into nine languages, with the Simplified Chinese edition being released in 2016. She has also produced another remarkable film, ‘‘Birth Into Being: The Russian Waterbirth Experience.’ She is working on completing her next book 'Birth, Bath and Beyond,’ which will soon be ready for publication.
Barbara has dedicated her life to helping parents and providers understand the amazing benefits of warm water immersion in labor and the consciousness of newborns and she firmly believes that waterbirth should be an available option for all birthing women. Barbara considers her greatest achievement, though, her three adult children and one grandson. Her two sons were born at home in water.
She lives in Boca Raton, Florida where she is active in her community as a volunteer, a midwifery and doula mentor and teacher. Her websites are www.waterbirth.org and www.barbaraharper.org