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Born in the U.S.A. - Choice Doesn’t End With the Decision to Become a Parent
Meet three birth caregivers--a obstetrician, a nurse-midwife, and a licensed homebirth midwife--each with a dramatically different idea about what constitutes best care for birthing women. Learn how they see their work and what factors--medical, legal, and cultural--influence women's choices in…
Sister - Working to Improve Global Maternal Health
Sister follows maternal health workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti though beautiful and brutal circumstances. A surgical health officer in Ethiopia, a rural midwife in Cambodia, and a traditional birth attendant in Haiti work tirelessly to save the lives of…
Who's Afraid of Designer Babies?
Australia is at the forefront of new genetic technology that will let us "design" our descendants. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis or PGD allows scientists to screen embryos conceived through IVF. But what is the potential of this technology and who should…
When the Bough Breaks - Postpartum Depression and Maternal Health
Babies are dying and mothers are committing suicide, and the signs are being missed. But now an essential, one-of-a-kind feature documentary on maternal health and postpartum depression and psychosis can help professionals, family members, and mothers themselves. WHEN THE BOUGH…
Maybe Baby
Maybe Baby is an intimate, provocative documentary that takes a new look at the emotional journeys of single women in their '30s and '40s as they pursue pregnancy through the world of Assisted Reproductive Technology, a multi-billion dollar industry on…
Freedom for Birth - Women's Rights in Childbirth
Featuring a who's who of world class experts, Freedom For Birth is a 58 minute documentary looking at the issue of women's rights in childbirth. In many countries around the world, women are being denied the most basic human right…
The Gloucester 18 - The Realities of Teen Pregnancy
In 2008, eighteen high school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts were accused of making a pact to become pregnant. The mainstream media perpetuated and sensationalized the story, with reporters flying in from as far away as Australia, the UK, and Brazil.…
From Conception To Baby: Beginnings of Life
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into…
The Face of Birth
The Face of Birth gives us the big -picture on the importance of how, where and with whom we give birth. Through the diverse and beautiful stories of five women who choose to birth at home, it examines the issues…
Pregnant in America - The Controversial Story of Life’s Greatest Miracle
The true story of Steve and Mandy Buonaugurio, a young, adventurous, expectant couple, who decide to take a daring and potentially dangerous approach to having their first child--outside the modern American medical system. What they learn about hospitals, doctors, insurance…
Woman To Woman - The Rise of the Doula Profession
Woman to Woman is a documentary that offers a portrayal of the mainstream medicalised American birthing model and the rise of the doula profession that seeks to counter what doulas believe to be the ill effects of the overuse of…
The Child the Stork Brought Home - Gestational Surrogates
The Child the Stork Brought Home is an intimate portrait of a gestational surrogacy arrangement, from the embryo transfer that "took" and got both the gestational surrogate and genetic parents "pregnant," to the birth of a slightly premature baby girl…
The Milky Way - The Case for Breastfeeding
The U.S. has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, despite the fact it is the natural way to feed an infant. How did breastfeeding become the exception rather than the norm in America? And what would it…
Losing a baby - Miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death
For most parents and families, pregnancy is a happy time filled with joyful anticipation and plans for the future. Losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death can cause feelings of shock, sadness and despair, and impact on every…
Newborn Development: Beginnings of Life
Within the first few minutes of life, children start adapting to their new environment. In this program, we show how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn's health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and…
The Story of Alcohol Use In Pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Worldwide, there has been an alarming increase in risky drinking in young women, including in pregnancy. This poses risks to both mother and unborn child. Alcohol crosses the placenta and may cause miscarriage, stillbirth, prematurity and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders…
Birth Stories
Birth Stories goes beyond The Face of Birth documentary to share compelling birth stories from nine diverse women who choose different models of care for their pregnancies. Although each have different outcomes, all have empowering experiences. Featuring over 110 minutes…
All My Babies: A Midwife's Own Story
When George C. Stoney was a boy delivering newspapers, he was curious about the black women with black satchels he would spot occasionally on the streets of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, before dawn. Later he learned these early risers were midwives.…
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Pregnancy in Progress: Beginnings of Life
For parents-to-be, the road from conception to birth is one filled with endless questions, changes, and decisions. In this program, viewers learn the early signs of pregnancy and the host of changes women will experience during their 9 month adventure.…
One Birth at a Time - Normal Birth
This beautifully shot film shows a positive depiction of a 'Normal Birth' in a hospital including interviews with the mother and father about their experience. A GP-obstetrician and a neonatologist are highlighting the benefit of a 'Normal Birth' to the…