Ashley Montagu offers a historical perspective of how hospital birthing practices are often insensitive and harmful to mothers and babies.
Marshall Klaus, MD
Marshall Klaus describes his early research that lead to the term mother-infant bonding.
James W. Prescott, PhD
James W. Prescott, PhD., introduces fifty years of research on the impact of sensory deprivation on brain and behavior development induced by mother-infant separation.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Joseph Chilton Pearce describes how birth impacts not only the mother and baby, but culture and society.
This vintage segment with biologist Bruce Lipton describes how being safe affects every cell of the body and how not being safe constricts development on every level.
Jean Leidloff in the best interview available describes elements of her classic book The Continuum Concept.
William Emerson shares his experience dealing with birth trauma in adults.wi
Barbara Findeisen compares very early traumas to a knot in a ball of yarn. As the individual grows the knot distorts the shape, distorts development.
Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin on the importance of midwives in preserving the sanctity of birth and mother-infant bonding.
Jeannine Parviti Baker
Jeannine shares how she asks her baby how he wants to be born and arranges herself that way. Once in arms she asks the baby how she wants to be held and arranges herself that way.
Suzanne Arms describes the challenges the natural birth movement has faced and continues to face.
Michel Odent, MD
Michel Odent describes how changes in birth practices are altering individual human beings, the cultures they create and implicitly the future of the species.
David B. Chamberlain, PhD
In this clear and passionate scene David describes the global implications of gentle birth. Don’t miss it.