Produced in association with Prof. Sheila Kitzinger. Running time 25 minutes.
Copyright: Mark-it TV 2000.
Midwives often find themselves in uncharted territory when asked to help
women who plan to give birth at home. Trained in hospital, some midwives
lack confidence in their skills and are anxious about safety. Sometimes they
have little back-up from other health professionals and lines of communication
are poor. They mainly do the best they can for the mother and baby, but feel
that they are in a situation which could easily be out of control.
This series explores aspects of the art and science of midwifery in home births.
It will help the midwife work positively with any woman who seeks a home birth.