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

production company

Maternity Centre Association

Duration

00:27:10:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33630

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Childbirth

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Childbirth at home

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Labor (Obstetrics)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Maternity nursing

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Obstetrics

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Pregnancy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Health and hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women's health services

History → United States - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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