An Unremarkable birth

Canada, 1978

Film
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A growing number of parents are concerned about the impersonal approach to childbirth seen in many hospitals. They find hospital procedures inflexible and more often geared to the needs of the institution than to those of child and parent. Members of the medical profession and parents discuss today’s obstetric methods and alternatives to them. The film candidly records the birth of a baby and the interaction of mother and father.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Kathleen Shannon

Diane Beaudry

Duration

00:52:22:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016447

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Birth, Hour of

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Childbirth

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Birth, Hour of

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospital care

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

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

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

History → Women's rights

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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