Midwife: with woman

United States, 1982

Film
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This film traces the history of midwifery in America, describing its prominent role in colonial times, and its gradual restriction through professional standardisation. It also shows the process through which midwifery has regained acceptance and the film emphasises the view that pregnancy is not an illness and childbirth is not a surgical operation. Narrated by Mariette Hartley.

Credits

director

Mary Paul Wells

production company

Maternity Centre Association

Language

English

Duration

00:27:10:00

Colour

Colour

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