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Title Born in the U.S.A CPB ; a film by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider ; produced in association with Independent Television Service ; produced by PatchWorks Productions.

Publication Info. San Francisco, CA : PatchWorks Films, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD, Nonfiction  DVD 618.4 BOR    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 57 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD format.
Note This recorded DVD-R may not be compatible with all DVD players or drives.
Performer Narration, Nancy Carlin; commentators, Joanne Armstrong, Jennifer Dohrn, Heike Doyle, Kelly Baranowski, Candy Feliz, Megan Hawk, Marsha Howard, Soely Nong, MeeAe Ranck, Iris Sanchez.
Credits Directors of photography, Chris Burrill, Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir, David Sperling ; consulting editor, Nathaniel Dorsky ; advisors, Suzanne Arms, Robbie Davis-Floyd, Ina May Gaskin, Maria Iorillo, Linda Janet Holmes, Sarah Kilpatrick, Tekoa King, Judith Litoff, Judith Rooks, David Schneider.
Note Originally produced in 2000.
Summary This program explores the landscape of maternity care through the eyes of three caregivers: a progressive obstetrician working at a teaching hospital, a skillful articulate licensed midwife who attends home births, and a compassionate certified nurse-midwife who bridges both worlds in an urban, free-standing birth center. Examines childbirth practices in this country, and raises important questions about technology, about social and other factors that impact our experiences of child birth, and about what constitutes best care.
Contents Pop culture and birth -- American birth history -- Hospital: Post partum -- Hospital: Marcia's labor -- Homebirth: Home prenatal -- Homebirth: Clinic prenatal -- Birth center: Midwifery -- Birth center: Pre-natal -- Birth center: Technology -- Birth center: Iris's birth -- Hospital: Morning rounds -- Hospital: Kelly's labor -- Hospital: Pain relief -- Hospital: Fetal monitoring -- Hospital: Soely's birth -- Hospital: Technology -- Hospital: Case review -- Home birth: Megan's birth -- Birth center: Midwives and obs -- Birth center: Pain relief -- Birth center: Hospital transfer -- Hospital: Risk assessment -- Hospital: Meeae's labor -- Hospital: Epidural -- Hospital: C-section -- Credits.
Note Special features: Resources [PDF format printable documents, requires a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]
Subject Childbirth -- United States.
Pregnancy -- United States.
Maternal health services -- United States.
Midwives -- United States.
Childbirth at home -- United States.
Birthing centers -- United States.
Labor (Obstetrics) -- United States.
Obstetrics -- Social aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Jarmel, Marcia.
Schneider, Ken.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Independent Television Service.
PatchWorks Films.
Added Title Born in the USA.
ISBN 9781606432235
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