Five-Women-Five-Births A film about choices
Made in 1978, this classic film is still used by many educators to gently help shift the focus and discussion from pain to hard work, joy and empowerment. Gives the stories of five women, illustrated by lovely black and white photographs by Suzanne Arms of their labors and births. Includes a thoroughly natural gentle birth in hospital, home birth, and both a vaginal and a cesarean breech birth. Four of the women are first-time mothers; one is a single, self-assured woman supported by her mother. Each tells her story a year after birth, describing the choices she made (or let others make), her experience of labor, and the impact of this birth on her life. Viewers see birth can – and most often should – be normal and natural. Easy viewing for kids too.
Runtime: 28 minutes, black and white