In 2009 it nearly became illegal to have a homebirth in Australia. Three years later in 2012 the number of women choosing a homebirth has doubled! Who are these women and why are the medical establishment and current birth culture so against them?
This 87-minute documentary follows the diverse, heart warming and sometimes heart wrenching stories of a hand-full of mothers as they guide us through the plethora of information and opinions facing mothers–to-be when deciding how, where and with whom to give birth to their babies.
The Face of Birth gives us a ‘big picture’ look at the importance of respecting and protecting a woman’s right to choose how, where and with whom she gives birth. A must-see film for anyone interested in empowering women in childbirth, it will encourage and inspire all who have been (or are about to embark on) the journey towards parenthood.
Through the personal stories and journeys of women who choose to have their babies at home, The Face of Birth puts contemporary birthing practices under the microscope. Each story is enhanced by insights from the worlds’s leading childbirth experts including Sheila Kitzinger, Michel Odent, Hannah Dahlen, Ina May Gaskin and Robbie Davis-Floyd, as well as many other academics, obstetricians and midwives.
The ‘big picture’ look at the importance of respecting and protecting a woman’s right to choose how, where and with whom she gives birth.
The Face of Birth puts contemporary birthing practices under the microscope. Each story enhanced by insights from leading childbirth experts.
This series of extended interviews covers a range of topics to educate and inspire you towards a wonderful natural birth!
Featuring over 110 minutes of previously unseen footage, this film is a must-see for anyone expecting a baby and birth professionals.
"Every woman has the right to be respected, informed and supported to give birth how, where and with whom she feels most safe."
"I love birth films and Face of Birth is my favourite. I will be recommending it to all my pregnant clients. I can't praise it highly enough".
"I wish I'd seen the movie before I had my three!"
"Every woman and her baby deserves a safe and calm entrance into the world. The Face of Birth will open your eyes as to why this is important and how it is possible."