For generations, the process of giving birth was more than a medical concept. It was also transformative milestone that women were ushered through with the assistance of experienced caregivers. These midwives were trained to approach birth as a total experience, one that was accompanied by both biological and personal change. But advances in medical technology and most notably - the eradication of the midwifery community following the Civil War - led to a dramatic change in how we treat both women and the process of giving birth.
Birth Life Black White is a docudrama that explores the disparities between historical and contemporary maternal care, the wider implications for women as individuals and the impact on society as a whole.
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