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Unveiling Birth: The Wisdom, Science and Heart
Featuring Obstetrician/Gynecologist Christiane Northrup and author/advocate Suzanne Arms
Discover what’s possible for 95% of all mothers and babies who can birth normally and naturally. Giving Birth contrasts the medical and midwifery models for birth and explains the risks of routine obstetric practices. Listen and learn as three obstetricians, a labor and delivery nurse, and a doula share some of the scientific evidence about birth.
You’ll learn why it’s important to have a doula if you birth in a hospital. You’ll see images of a waterbirth and hear a mother share her profound disappointment when she learns that her scheduled cesarean denied her and her baby the benefits of an unmedicated birth. Common misconceptions about pain in labor, epidural anesthesia, cesarean, and many routine hospital procedures are explored.
Featured is a homebirth attended by both a midwife and doula. You’ll be able to watch the mother on the birthing stool and see the natural rhythm of her contractions.
The DVD version of Giving Birth is updated and revised and includes an entirely new hour of bonus material that focuses on an uninterfered-with first hour after birth. You’ll see the birth of the placenta, the dad cutting the cord, the newborn skin-to-skin on his mom, and more.
Includes a free resource/teaching guide, “Giving Birth: Challenges and Choices,” a $6 value. This 36-page guide includes additional information and scientific evidence, including information about birth trauma. It is divided into three main sections: How to Show This Video, Important Birth Issues and Facts, and References and Other Details.
36 minutes, plus 60 minutes of bonus material, NTSC format