Every man, woman, and child in this country should see this film.
— Christiane Northrup, MD, Author, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
Lively, honest … addresses all the issues that women, and couples looking forward to birth, too, want to consider: not only safety, but also power and powerlessness in childbirth, women’s right to control the territory in which they give birth.
— Sheila Kitzinger, Author, The Politics of Birth
It is heartening to see that a production of this caliber, which has received a wide public showing, depicts a variety of birthing options. It captures the complexity of birth and clearly points out the involvement of today’s women in the process.
— Library Journal


57 minutes. CC.

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 the birthing room.

Featured on the Oxygen Network, and in Self and Fit Pregnancy.

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