Birth and postpartum doulas: a documentary capturing the non-medical but emotional support given to mothers before, during and after childbirth. Three doula-supported births in close up detail, plus the work of postpartum doulas. The DVD contains two sections: BIRTH DOULA: (50 mins) A film showing three doula supported births; two home water births and video diary footage shot by the parents of another doula-supported birth that progresses to a hospital c-section. POSTPARTUM DOULA: (10 mins) A film following two postpartum doulas helping new mums in those very special first few weeks of life with a newborn baby. Written by
3 doulas, 3 births, 3 beautiful beginnings
Did You Know?
The director, Toni Harman, was inspired to make "Doula! The Ultimate Birth Companion" following her own difficult birth experience which ended in an emergency caesarean. This was before she knew about doulas and the film was made as a reaction to her experience, to explore whether a doula would have made a difference. See more