Midwives: A Global Perspective on Childbirth (2003) HD online
Midwives: A Global Perspective on Childbirth
Here we present midwives from 23 countries all over the world, giving interviews on themes such as how cultural conditions of a country influence the way women give birth, their love for their profession, and the struggles involved in their work. They speak about such topics as abortion, female genital mutilation and it's effects on the labor process, deliveries in a concentration camp, sexuality and how they treat death. They describe managing critical situations within their practice, they speak about how they organized themselves in order to gain political influence in their areas, about quality management, superstitions and their fascinating personal experiences. Last but not least, they let us catch a glimpse of the magic everyone experiences when witnessing childbirth. What they tell us through this documentary is a colorful and diverse range of thoughts and experiences within the same profession, mirroring the social and cultural conditions of their different societies.