The film has been re-mastered and is in two parts:
Part 1 shows a montage of women labouring and giving birth in a hospital setting in Vienna. The women use a variety of equipment, including birth ball, wall mounted ladder, rope, stool and mats to increase their comfort, with their partners offering support and encouragement. There is no commentary, just simple music to underpin the visuals and a very few sub titles to explain what is being said by the midwives and women (20 minutes).
Part 2 (36 minutes) offers an explanation of the basics of the birth process, using video animation and short clips from Part 1 to illustrate the various topics. This section has been improved and now offers simpler, less technical explanations, which makes it very suitable for parent education. It also has a menu, offering easy access to these topics:
the child, the mother, the path, pregnancy, onset of labour, contractions, psychology, period of dilatation, respiration, rupture of membranes, phase of expulsion, positions, birth ,fetal circulation
breastfeeding, placenta and bonding
- This is a very useful film for parent education programs, offering either a simple montage, without commentary, or explanations with visual clips from the early part of the film.
Length: 56 minutes
Origin: Austria 2009