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Motherland - An Intimate Look at the World's Busiest Maternity Hospital
Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers. As the film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the…
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…
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…
Milk - The Politics of Infant Feeding
Through an intimate and artistic lens, MILK brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe. Inspiring, informative, provocative and…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A Breech in The System - Natural Breech Child-Birth
This insightful and powerful film shows a woman's journey negotiating a natural breech delivery within the hospital system The birth is a beautifully shot breech birth without any drugs or interventions, surrounded by supportive birth professionals, midwives and a very…
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…
This Small - The Experiences of Parents with Premature Children
Length of gestation: 25 weeks. This is the threshold of viability for premature children. When a baby is born before their due date, the joy of his or her parents is suspended. It is the beginning of a tormented path,…
Prenatal and Early Childhood Nutrition
When women are pregnant or breastfeeding, they have special nutritional needs. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang explains the nutritional considerations for women and their new babies during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, including: Nutrients and extra calories Foods to be avoided and…
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 First 8 Weeks
Episode 1 of 9 Months That Made You
PBS
Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.
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…
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…
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…
The Final Countdown
Episode 3 of 9 Months That Made You
PBS
Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering…