Clients often ask about resources and videos to share with their loved ones. We have put together a full list of birth documentaries available on Amazon, Netflix, and through the documentary websites.
Why Not Home
Focusing on hospital birth providers who choose home birth
Documentary examines a growing shift in the birthing industry: a “collaborative care” practice where doctors and midwives manage women's care together, combating the dangerously high rate of C-sections in the US
The Business of Being Born
Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to explore the maternity care system in America
More of the Business of Being Born
The Business of Being Born, with an all-new, four part DVD series that continues their provocative and entertaining exploration of the modern maternity care system.
Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today, as nearly 1/3 of all US babies are born via C-section, they labor on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth of birth.
A Breech in the System
A BREECH IN THE SYSTEM. A woman wants to give birth to her breech baby in a hospital. They say she has to have a caesarean section. This is an inspiring documentary about her to attempt to birth naturally against all odds.
Pregnant in America
Pregnant In America is 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 companies, midwives, and home birth as they travel across the United States and Europe interviewing experts and confronting birthing situations, exposes them to some shocking and disturbing realities about America¹s maternity care system and what is happening to women and babies. Ultimately, what they learn impacts on and alters the outcome of their own pregnancy.
The documentary quietly shows the life of a home birth midwife, from prenatals, to births, to postpartums, while also examining what the birth environment looks like in states where home birth midwifery is not legal, and families are faced with fewer birth options.
Documentary exploring the latest science about the ‘seeding and feeding’ of a baby’s microbiome during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. The film features scientists behind the ground-breaking research that reveals the critical role of mothers’ microbes for optimal training of the infant immune system and lifelong health.
9 Months That Made You
Discover the story of how you were made, from conception to the moment of birth.
Breath: The Homebirth Documentary
Ten women and their exciting journey through the home birth process. We hear the couple’s stories and meet the midwives, who teach us about the safety of birthing at home for low-risk pregnancies.
Heads Up features several women confronted with the disappearance of this option for their breech babies. Among others, actress Morena Baccarin and holistic living personality Kimberly Van Der Beek struggle to find providers who will attend them in a vaginal breech birth -- all under the pressure of their imminent due dates. Through their personal accounts and the perspectives of medical professionals, Heads Up explores this widely misunderstood subject and the need to restore this lost art and lost option.
From the YouTube sensation comes the feature length informational documentary produced by Starseed Pictures and directed by Jacqui Blue.
Beautiful Births fresh and unique take on this subject touches upon pregnancy and childbirth in a way that we haven't seen done before. Instead of telling you what is best for you, this film provides information so that you can decide what is best for you. Beautiful Births covers a variety of subjects including diet counseling, interventions, Cesarean Section, VBAC, ICAN, and takes an in depth look at the Midwifery Model of Care taking you inside two birth centers and talking with a midwife and birth assistant. The film also tells the stories of three women and their very different birth experiences.
The Face of Birth:
The Face of Birth is an inspiring look at how wonderful birth can be when your right to choose how, where and with whom you give birth is respected and protected. The movie also looks at the consequences to you and your family if it is not.
VBAC Trial of Labor:
VBAC modern childbirth from the mothers prospective.
How We Begin is Who We Become In Utero:
IN UTERO is a cinematic rumination on what will emerge as the most provocative subject of the 21st Century - life in the womb and its lasting impact. Epigenetics, biochemistry, Alice In Wonderland, The Matrix, scientists, psychologists and doctors converge to prove that we are not what we think we are. IN UTERO brings together for the first time convincing data that explains why some of us face challenges from the start while others thrive. Prepare to be surprised, intrigued, but no longer baffled by what the future holds for yourself, your loved ones, and the human race.
https://www.inuterofilm.com/ (Tiffany is in this film)