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An Unremarkable Birth ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB526295
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Diane Beaudry, Kathleen Shannon
Directors:  Diane Beaudry
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1978
Running Time:  52m 22s


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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.

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