Traces the relationship between a young wife and her husband from the time that they decide to have children to the birth and homecoming of their first child. Shows the development of the foetus using live photography and the actual birth of the child, capturing the blend of pain and joy in life’s most miraculous moment. Adapted from the film “Barnet (the child)” produced by Skandia Insurance Company, Stockholm. Narrated by Mary S. Caldesone.
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