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Positioned as an antidote to “old wives’ tales” and unsolicited advice, ‘Birth: A film about feelings and experiences’ looks at pregnancy and childbirth from the viewpoint of women experiencing them. Aimed at encouraging birth outside of hospital and without anaesthesia, it offers a glimpse into some of the big birthing trends of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

Words by Sophie Watson

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Sophie Watson

Sophie Watson has completed a Master’s degree in Health History at the University of Strathclyde. Her research interests include the study of maternal and reproductive health.