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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 of choice, safety, and empowerment, as well as many other…
A Breech in The System - Natural Breech Child-Birth
This insightful and powerful film shows a woman's journey negotiating a natural breech delivery within the hospital system The birth is a beautifully shot breech birth without any drugs or interventions, surrounded by supportive birth professionals, midwives and a very confident and competent obstetrician. It shows a complete external cephalic…
Pregnant in America - The Controversial Story of Life’s Greatest Miracle
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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 of autonomy over their own bodies. They cannot choose how…
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This Small - The Experiences of Parents with Premature Children
Length of gestation: 25 weeks. This is the threshold of viability for premature children. When a baby is born before their due date, the joy of his or her parents is suspended. It is the beginning of a tormented path, made of long waits at the hospital, watching children engaged…
Woman To Woman - The Rise of the Doula Profession
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Fertility: The Shared Journey with Mercier Therapy
As one of the many women who faced fertility challenges at a young age, Dr. Jennifer Mercier shares a safer alternative to the suggested controversial procedure, in vitro fertilization (IVF). FERTILITY exposes hidden truths about IVF, as well as an insightful new method that is safer and healthier for women…
Bereavement in Obstetrics
Jenny gives her account of the awful experience she found it to be and the long-term consequences on her mental health. We advise that this short introduction can be used as scene setting during a lecture. Another couple (Loss before Life) describe an early miscarriage and the lack of support…
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 talk about it openly and honestly. They often suffer in…
The Child the Stork Brought Home - Gestational Surrogates
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The Microbiome and Pregnancy, Vaginal Birth and Breastfeeding
A series of 4 video interview presentations by world-leading professors about the 'seeding and feeding' of a baby's microbiome during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding for optimal development of the infant immune system. This video series has been created by the filmmaking team behind the multiaward-winning documentary MICROBIRTH.