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 noninterference in 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.
- Length: 36 minutes, plus 60 minutes of bonus material
- Number of Discs: 1
- Distributor: Suzanne Arms Presents
- Format: NTSC ( playable in the US, Canada, and other countries )