Subtitled, “an invitation to intimacy” this film (formerly titled The Psychology of Birth) explores the potential impact of birth on the baby and how this may set up patterns of behaviour that continue into adulthood. It examines the awareness of babies at birth, the influence of the immediate environment and the importance of immediate support from significant others. It shows adults remembering their births, young children revealing the events that they experienced as they were born, with comments from a number of experts, including Dr David Chamberlain, explaining what is known about the significance of imprinted behaviours.
Includes a bonus interview with Dr Michel Odent (23 minutes).
Versions with subtitles in Danish and Norwegian are also on the disk.
Length: 53 minutes
Origin: UK 2004
Please order this version (PAL) for viewing in Australia, the UK and Europe.