Vicki Elson, MA, CCE
If you’ve ever gritted your teeth or yelled at the screen while watching a birth on TV or in the movies, you’ll love this DVD.
In Laboring Under an Illusion, anthropologist Vicki Elson uses over 100 video clips to explore media-generated myths about childbirth. The resulting contrast of fiction with reality is hilarious, engaging and enlightening.
“To understand what it’s really like to have a baby, we have to debunk the silly and scary images served up by the profit-driven media. In reality, birth is hard work, sometimes simple, sometimes complicated, but always miraculous and unforgettable.”
Laboring Under an Illusion, is a thought-provoking tour of diverse attitudes and practices–a must-see video for anyone who cares about the reality of childbirth.
50 minutes, NTSC
This DVD is available in the following format:
NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )