Pascalli-Bonaro says she wishes some critics who just seem to see the title would actually see the film.I was particularly interested in the point about the heart rate decreases leading to more caesareans. Has anyone heard if it is going to be/has been screened here?
"It's really about the range of choices women have for experiencing birth, some of which most women aren't even aware of. There are eleven couples featured in the movie. Some use words like 'pain' and 'fear' to describe their experience but others use 'transformative', 'blissful', and 'spiritual'. Two of them use the word 'orgasmic'. This sounds strange in our culture because we're used to seeing birth dealt with on an illness model, rather than a wellness model. Birth is part of a woman's sexual life."
Saturday, 10 January 2009
at 10:52 am by Julie
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