Giving Birth (The movie)
Available with Spanish subtitles, and is closed captioned.
GIVING BIRTH is the renowned 35-minute film by Suzanne Arms that lowers fear and gently builds trust in a woman’s body and her ability to her birth. It follows one woman through a joyful, empowering natural birth with the father actively involved, and kindly compares the differences between the medical model and physiological/midwife model for birth.
Scientific evidence about the impact of the birth process on both mother and baby is explored. Three obstetricians, including Christiane Northrup (author of multiple books on women’s health), a labour and delivery nurse, a doula, a mother who had a cesarean birth, and a certified nurse midwife with 25 years of experience attending home births all comment on the powerful nature of birth.
No close ups are shown, making the film appropriate for all age audiences. Nurses, birth professionals and parents all love this film!
Also covered are prenatal care, overcoming fear, dealing with pain in labour, epidural anesthesia, caesarean surgery, routine hospital procedures, and voicing mother’s preferences. Suzanne Arms’ photography and artistic direction have created an exceptional film when compared with other birth documentaries.