Pregnancy Birth

Early Parenting

Pregnancy, Birth & Bonding with Joseph Chilton Pearce

The earlier the developmental stage the more sensitive and therefore critical. In this series Joe explores Pregnancy, Birth and Bonding, what nature expects and what intellectual interference has done to this miraculous process.

Babies Know More than You Think with David B. Chamberlain

Babies learn and remember more, much earlier than ever-imagined. Understanding this research can profoundly impact pregnancy, birth, bonding and beyond. This 60 minute video describes how the attitudes, beliefs and emotional states of mom and dad affect the unborn baby and how to insure optimum growth during the first frontier of development.

Mind of the Prenate with David B. Chamberlain

This 75 minute companion program to Babies Know More Than You Think - David B. Chamberlain, PhD explores the present state of pregnancy and birth in America. He describes how birthing practices have been influenced by Obstetrics rather than Obstetrics being shaped to meet the needs of babies, mothers and families.

Birth Reborn: What Childbirth Could Be with Michel Odent

Dr. Odent is best known for introducing birthing pools and homelike-birthing rooms, has been influencing the history of childbirth and health research for several decades. The author of Primal Health, Birth Reborn: The Functions of the Orgasm and numerous others.

Why a Midwife with Ina May Gaskin

Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, PhD (Hon), is founder and director of a 50-year-old women centered midwifery service. Her low-intervention Gaskin Maneuver became the first obstetrical procedure to be named for a midwife. She promotes joyful birth, maintenance of breech skills and recognition of certain ingenious skills and techniques used by indigenous midwives of Mexico and Brazil. She has been awarded honorary doctorates from Thames Valley University, London, England and Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia. In December of 2011, she received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.

Circumcision with Marilyn Milos

Every parent has a right and an obligation to know what’s going to be done to their son behind closed doors. Not only to protect the son from a traumatic experience, but also to prevent mothers from feeling the same way that I had felt about oh my God, I didn’t know enough to protect my own babies.

The Continuum Concept with Jean Liedloff

The best interview with Jean Liedloff, author of the Continuum concept, anywhere. We are under the misapprehension that we're born bad, or in the official words of the Church of England, innately depraved, and that is simply not true. I was living for more than two years with Stone Age Indians, looking straight at them and not really seeing them, because I was so blinded by preconceptions. The children never fought. They played together all day unsupervised, all ages, from crawling, to walking to adolescence. They never even argued. This is not at all what we have been taught human nature is-boys will be boys.

On Being Human with Ashley Montagu

Our first Touch the Future interview was recorded with Ashley Montagu in 1994. Ashley authored over fifty books including Life Before Birth, Touching, On Being Human, The Nature of Human Aggression, The Natural Superiority of Women, Growing Young and many others. In 1995 The American Humanist Association named him the humanist of the Year for revolutionizing our understanding of human nature. Ashley has been an inspiration to Touch the Future from its inception.

The History of Childhood and Abuse with Lloyd deMause

Lloyd deMause is the founder of The Journal of Psychohistory and first president of the International Psychohistorical Association. “Like turning over rocks. The further back in history you go the worse it was. The more child abuse there were. The best studies show that 50% of American kids are sexually abused. 98% are hit, beaten. Historically in China or India, little girls don’t have hymens because they’re raped. All of the medical doctors in Greek times didn’t know what a hymen was. Of course little boys were used sexually by the men. When Freud came along he said, specifically, “everybody has been sexually molested.” Freud claimed his father was a pervert. His nurse molested him. Nurses regularly masturbate little kids. They were all molested.”

On Attachment with Sir Richard Bowlby

After a career in medical and scientific photography, Sir Richard retired in 1999 to spend his time studying the work of his father, John Bowlby, the pioneer researcher on the impact of early attachment relationships between parents and their young children. “Disruptive children, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, depression and crime, are problems that usually share a common origin. It is the quality of the earliest attachment relationships formed between parents and their babies that tend to predispose the behavior of the developing child and emerging adult.

Attachment Parenting with Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker

A candid interview with Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker, co-founders of Attachment Parenting International. API strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.