55 mins, 2008
This film follows three women as they give birth to their babies alone at home with no medical care or supervision. Known as ‘freebirthing’, this birth cult originated in the US as a reaction to the ‘over-medicalisation of birth, which takes the experience of birthing away from women’.
Will they give birth safely – and is it even legal in Britain?
Produced, directed and filmed by Clio David
'A compelling and emotive documentary, which raises many questions around the rights of giving birth’ - Sky TV
‘a real and unflinching portrait of natural childbirth - as well as a reminder of how unusual it is to see uncensored images of women giving birth and breastfeeding on primetime TV…an absorbing film’ - Guardian review.
‘a sensible, balanced film’ - David Chater, The Times (Pick of the day)
‘these are three of the most life affirming stories of motherhood’ -The Guardian (Pick of the day)