Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Health: Family & Parenting

Childbirth and Childcare Series

This series presents helpful and insightful programs that offer parents and parents-to-be important and comforting information about childbirth, childcare and parenting. Series: 8 programs (15 to 60 minutes). Click for more

Breath of Life: Two Home Births

Breath of Life: Two Home Births

"Recommended. This well-made documentary offers a private look at two, totally natural, at-home births." -Science Books & Films
"Recommended. This production features two home deliveries. It is very realistic and can orient parents-to-be as to what takes place during a home delivery. Some viewers will be enlightened and decide to choose home instead of hospital birth, although many hospitals are now offering 'birthing suites' that provide homelike surroundings." -VRG Review
Only a small percentage of births in most developed nations occur at home; however, over the past 40 years there has been a steep increase in midwife-attended births. There are two types of homebirths: attended - those attended by a professional, usually a midwife; and unattended: also called freebirths, which involves the woman attended by others she knows, and possibly a birth attendant, known as a doula. Obviously, safety for the mother and child or children, has to be the number one consideration, and taking that into account the World Health Organization released a statement advocating at-home births as a woman's right. There are various reasons women choose to give birth at home, and for any woman considering this option, it is best to have as much information as possible. This classic program documents two at-home births each attended by a midwife, providing two real-life perspectives as to how to prepare for an at-home birth. Produced by Televista West. 00/09DE CA 60 min.

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