MIDWIVES: A LIVING TRADITION

MIDWIVES: A LIVING TRADITION

    Price: $99.95

    Code: 2010
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Cassandra Doughty and Valerie Ann Toizer
    1998, 69 mins.
    Purchase: $99.95


    This video presents the mission and practice of American midwives, explaining the benefits and advantages of natural childbirth through interviews with midwives and childbirth educators, the testimonies of new mothers, footage and photos of actual births, and many touching stories.

    From a multicultural American perspective, including African American, Latino, white ethnic and Native American communities, we see a variety of birthing centers and their facilities, hear the philosophy and techniques of midwifery through the compassion of midwives' own words, and learn about the general women's health-care services they provide in addition to births and pregnancy care. Midwives is a video for all women and for all families.

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    Reviews

    "Recommended for those considering childbirth alternatives or for those who want more information regarding the role of a midwife." —Library Journal

    "A highly recommended program for college and university nursing collections or even career counseling libraries." —Lori Widzinski, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

    "Appropriate for high school classes and anyone else who would like in-depth information about midwifes and the care they provide..." —Susan Hodges, Citizens for Midwifery Magazine

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