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Born at Home explores the issues and rewards of birthing at home with the assistance of a midwife. The Waddell family of Red Deer, Alberta, takes us through the profoundly moving home delivery of their third child. Homebirth mothers and their midwives in New Brunswick and British Columbia reveal the positive family bonding that arises from the homebirth experience, their previous not-so-positive experience with birthing in a hospital and the political and legal roadblocks that have sometimes been put in the way of the homebirth option. The film presents homebirth as a viable option for mothers who are likely to have a normal, low-risk birth and for families that wish to strenghten the family unit through participation in the birthing process.

1993, 49 min 23 s