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Use of Big-Screen Films in Multiple Childbirth Education Classroom Settings

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Abstract:

Although two recent films, Orgasmic Birth and Pregnant in America, were intended for the big screen, they can also serve as valuable teaching resources in multiple childbirth education settings. Each film conveys powerful messages about birth and today's birthing culture. Depending on a childbirth educator's classroom setting (hospital, birthing center, or home birth environment), particular portions in each film, along with extra clips featured on the films' DVDs, can enhance an educator's curriculum and spark compelling discussions with class participants.

Keywords: Orgasmic Birth; Pregnant in America; birth activism; childbirth education; film reviews; films; visual aids

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812410X498746

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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