A Global Perspective on Childbirth

Streaming Video - 2011
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Through interviews with midwives from 23 countries, this program explores the influence of culture, law, and religion on pregnancy and childbirth. Childbirth practices vary around the world: Will the birth occur at home, or in a hospital? With or without painkillers, and in what position? Who will be in the labor room? A Chilean midwife incarcerated by the Pinochet regime describes the powerful experience of helping pregnant prisoners deliver, and an American explains why she feels that childbirth in the U.S. has become depersonalized. Stressing the role of empathy in their profession, the midwives also discuss family planning, C-sections, female circumcision, and whether parents really do prefer boys over girls.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2010.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.


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