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Motherland - An Intimate Look at the World's Busiest Maternity Hospital
Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers. As the film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the…
The Milky Way - The Case for Breastfeeding
The U.S. has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, despite the fact it is the natural way to feed an infant. How did breastfeeding become the exception rather than the norm in America? And what would it…
Sister - Working to Improve Global Maternal Health
Sister follows maternal health workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti though beautiful and brutal circumstances. A surgical health officer in Ethiopia, a rural midwife in Cambodia, and a traditional birth attendant in Haiti work tirelessly to save the lives of…
When the Bough Breaks - Postpartum Depression and Maternal Health
Babies are dying and mothers are committing suicide, and the signs are being missed. But now an essential, one-of-a-kind feature documentary on maternal health and postpartum depression and psychosis can help professionals, family members, and mothers themselves. WHEN THE BOUGH…
Milk - The Politics of Infant Feeding
Through an intimate and artistic lens, MILK brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe. Inspiring, informative, provocative and…
Born in the U.S.A. - Choice Doesn’t End With the Decision to Become a Parent
Meet three birth caregivers--a obstetrician, a nurse-midwife, and a licensed homebirth midwife--each with a dramatically different idea about what constitutes best care for birthing women. Learn how they see their work and what factors--medical, legal, and cultural--influence women's choices in…
Freedom for Birth - Women's Rights in Childbirth
Featuring a who's who of world class experts, Freedom For Birth is a 58 minute documentary looking at the issue of women's rights in childbirth. In many countries around the world, women are being denied the most basic human right…
The Face of Birth
The Face of Birth gives us the big -picture on the importance of how, where and with whom we give birth. Through the diverse and beautiful stories of five women who choose to birth at home, it examines the issues…
Pregnancy in Progress: Beginnings of Life
For parents-to-be, the road from conception to birth is one filled with endless questions, changes, and decisions. In this program, viewers learn the early signs of pregnancy and the host of changes women will experience during their 9 month adventure.…
The Gloucester 18 - The Realities of Teen Pregnancy
In 2008, eighteen high school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts were accused of making a pact to become pregnant. The mainstream media perpetuated and sensationalized the story, with reporters flying in from as far away as Australia, the UK, and Brazil.…
The First 8 Weeks
Episode 1 of 9 Months That Made You
PBS
Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.
From Conception To Baby: Beginnings of Life
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into…
Who's Afraid of Designer Babies?
Australia is at the forefront of new genetic technology that will let us "design" our descendants. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis or PGD allows scientists to screen embryos conceived through IVF. But what is the potential of this technology and who should…
Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit - Part 1
Part of the Series: Twice Born
PBS
The premiere episode sets the stage for the intense and emotional stories to come. Dr. Scott Adzick, Surgeon-in-Chief at the elite Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a pioneer of fetal surgery, explains…
Maybe Baby
Maybe Baby is an intimate, provocative documentary that takes a new look at the emotional journeys of single women in their '30s and '40s as they pursue pregnancy through the world of Assisted Reproductive Technology, a multi-billion dollar industry on…
Newborn Development: Beginnings of Life
Within the first few minutes of life, children start adapting to their new environment. In this program, we show how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn's health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and…
The Final Countdown
Episode 3 of 9 Months That Made You
PBS
Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering…
One More Shot - One Couple's Journey with Fertility Treatments
In 2012, experts estimated that around five million births have been aided by modern reproductive technologies. Psychological impact surveys have shown women with infertility experience anxiety and depression similar to those diagnosed with cancer and other major illnesses. Yet, few…
Understanding Childbirth: Beginnings of Life
A lot happens between the onset of labor and the first moments of a new life. This program explores approaches to childbirth, including different methods and environments, as well as what to consider when creating a birth plan. Viewers learn…
Rough Beginning
Part of the Series: Life on the Line - Coping with Natural Disasters, Disability and Illness- Season 2
After an unexpected pregnancy, Janett and Gian find out their baby boy will be born with a life-threatening condition called gastroschisis, a birth defect in which the intestines are outside of the body. Without immediate medical treatment, baby Theodore's life…