From the cover:
It's My Body, My Baby, My Birth is an educational childbirth film that tells the story of seven mothers and their emotional journeys to natural childbirth.
We hear from mothers, partners, midwives and an obstetrician. Each woman's story is unique and powerful. Pain, safety, and fear are all addressed in this honest and compelling film. The beauty of birth is self-evident.
This is a great DVD for doula clients. I think it is a bit long for CBE classes but there are excellent interviews with the CBE and OB in the film as well as a CNM not featured in the film. Any of these would be very easy to play for a CBE series. I especially like the interview with the OB (for a CBE series) as she is obviously a huge advocate for natural childbirth and explains how more hospitals need to support unmedicated births and while being guardians of safety from a distance.
My favorite quote on the DVD is found in the interview with the CNM not featured in the film. I am paraphrasing here but she says "Labor is more work than you can imagine but you are also stronger than you could know."
I do agree with everything the CBE had to say but I'm not in love with how earthy/birthy she comes across. I do think that she will be very appealing to others,though.
All in all, this film takes a very positive look at natural childbirth and stays very clear of any scare tactics. There are some vidoe clips of women coping beautifully with labor but no pushing clips. I (of course) would have loved to see more of the actual birth but I do think this film would be great for couples who just aren't ready to see that yet. It basically combines interviews with all of the above people as well as still photographs a some clips of labor.
I only gave a 4 for quality because it seemed to pause a bit but I watched it on my laptop so that could have had an effect. I wouldn't call it super informative as there isn't much in the way of pro's and con's etc but I would definitely call it inspiring. Even at the full price I'd say it is a fantastic bargain for your video collection.