This film depicts both IN and OUT of hospital birth. Hear from parents, obstetricians, midwives and maternal health experts on how the hormones of birth respond to the birthing person’s surroundings.
Christiane Northrup, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician and is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness, which includes the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit.
Marsden Wagner, a physician and scientist, is a former Director of Women’s and Children’s Health at the World Health Organization. Author of Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First, Creating Your Birth Plan: The Definitive Guide to a Safe and Empowering Birth, and Pursuing the Birth Machine.
Sarah Buckley is a Medical Doctor, with an M.B Ch.B from University of Otago, New Zealand, equivalent to MB BS (Australia) and MD(US). She also holds a Diploma of Obstetrics (University of Auckland) and a Diploma of Family Planning (Family Planning Victoria)
Elizabeth Davis is certified by the North American Registry of Midwives and served as a representative to the Midwives Alliance of North America for five years and as President of the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council for the United States.
Robbie Davis Floyd, PHD is a cultural anthropologist researching childbirth, obstetrics, and midwifery for over 20 years.
Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, PhD(Hon.) is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee. Founded in 1971, by 2011, the Farm Midwifery Center had handled approximately 3000 births. Author of Spiritual Midwifery, now in its fourth edition, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, and Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta.
Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 15,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. She has assisted hundreds of women and couples through childbirth as a doula. She is author or co-author of books for both parents and professionals, including “The Labor Progress Handbook;” “Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide;” “When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women;” “The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions,”