Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
The Pregnancy Show Presents: Learn about The Personal Touch of a Midwife
Tags:midwife,midwives,panel discussion,parenting,parenting advice,parenting tips,pregnancy,the pregnancy show
Grab video code:
Melanie Raposo: Now with having a midwife, there is this such personalized care that you do not get from a hospital or doctor. How is that and why is that important in the whole birthing process to that personal touch?
Carolynn Prior: Well, I think on a social level, women often do not have this support nearby of their sisters and mothers and other laboring women to know what it is all about and I think that people see midwives as somebody that can help give them that wisdom, help give them advice, help walk them through it and I think that is really attractive for women. I think it is also in that women have a lot of fear about it, and feels a lot of fear about birthing, and so if they can have somebody help walk them through that helps ease those fears, that that's an attractive feature of midwifery care. I think too people just want information and that the obstetrical model of having an obstetrician who only has a few minutes for you because his or her case order is really full, does not always meet the needs of a low-risk healthy women who may have questions of nutrition, about all sorts of aspects of pregnancy that is not going to be answered in just a question or two. So, I think women often enjoy just leisurely peace of a visit that is half an hour or 45 minutes long or longer to ask all of their questions and to be really get a sense of what is going on.