Natural Born Babies: A Modern Birth Story DVD
A must see film for all audiences. Very empowering and real.
South Coast Midwifery 2009 24min
Natural Born Babies presents a modern account of today’s natural childbirth. Told by 10 mothers, this short film chronicles their journeys to challenge the conventional hospital birth model to give birth in their own way. Resurgence in interest in natural childbirth has led a record number of women to midwife-directed centers, where high-quality care combined with a nurturing environment is at the forefront of a movement. This movement seeks to dispel the inaccurate picture and practices of modern Western medicine. Gone are the days when midwifery was primitive and outdated. The modern midwife is presented in this film as she puts women and children first.
Listen as Lorri Walker, RNC, NP, CNM, one of Southern California’s best-known midwives, shares her insights and wisdom in overcoming the medical model of birth. Birth professionals often overlook and disregard important subjects about birth. Hear an honest account of birth plans, Cesarean Sections, safety, unnecessary interventions and reluctant fathers and family as they are addressed – perfect for persuading any skeptic. This film attempts to separate midwifery from a tarnished reputation from years of misinformation and negative publicity that has been propagated by the medical community.
This full length version has never been released to the public and contains bonus features, including a virtual tour of South Coast Midwifery, narrated by Lorri Walker, a shorter 10 minute version and behind the scene out takes.
Executive Producer: Lorri Walker
Director and Editor: Kip Hewitt
Producer: Devan McLeroy
See the Trailer http://naturalbornbabies.com/main/trailer/
Here's what people are saying about this film: “… it’s very effective and professional. And we do love those South Coast midwives!” - Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
“What I loved about this video was the clarity in all ways: visually, informationally, structurally and editorially. A powerful argument for natural birth – good work!” - Dr. Sarah Buckley
“This should be required viewing for all high school and college aged women and men. It has an extremelly important message which needs to be shared with the world.” - Barbara Harper, RN, CE, CCE, Founder of Waterbirth International
“So well done; it just made birth seem so normal!” “…this is a great film, and every pregnant woman should watch this.” “Funny, sweet, beautiful, and very well-done.” “This could be a commercial for our mission statement! It’s everything I’d want people to know about evidence-based care and choice in birth.” -from the BMV Judging Panel
“Natural Born Babies: A Modern Birth Story simply and powerfully tells the story that needs to be told. Women know how to give birth. And there are choices, if you go looking, and have the courage to challenge the conventional hospital birth model.” - Judith Lothian, Lamaze Blog
“The families effectively convey, with their bright smiles and joyful tears, the significance of out-of-hospital choices and beauty of the movement on birth.” - Tanya Belcheff, CNM, MSN. DVD Review for AABC
“Natural Born Babies is an informative and beautifully put together DVD. Hearing about out of hospital birth straight from the mouths of women who’ve experienced it was refreshing and moving. I recommend this DVD to anyone who is thinking of becoming pregnant or who is pregnant already.” - April Kurtyka, IBCLC, CBE, Doula, Founder of Confident Beginnings