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Midwife (2013)

MIDWIFE follows Minnesota home birth midwife, Sarah Biermeier (of Geneabirth), during her first year as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). The documentary quietly shows the life of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Allison Kuznia

Writers:

Allison Kuznia (creator), Allison Kuznia
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Credited cast:
Sarah Biermeier Sarah Biermeier ... Self
Melanie Moore Melanie Moore ... Self
Kerry Dixon Kerry Dixon ... Self
Holly Fix Holly Fix ... Self
Dan Fix Dan Fix ... Self
Jeanne Bazille Jeanne Bazille ... Self
Clare Welter Clare Welter ... Self
Sandy Pappas Sandy Pappas ... Self
Elizabeth Dahl Elizabeth Dahl ... Self
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Michaela Ahern Michaela Ahern ... Self
Brent Baer Brent Baer ... Self
Christina Baer Christina Baer ... Self
Jake Belleavoine Jake Belleavoine ... Self
Nichole Belleavoine Nichole Belleavoine ... Self
Kyle Braveheart Kyle Braveheart ... Self
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MIDWIFE follows Minnesota home birth midwife, Sarah Biermeier (of Geneabirth), during her first year as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). The documentary quietly shows the life of a home birth midwife, from prenatals, to births, to postpartums, while also examining what the birth environment looks like in states where home birth midwifery is not legal, and families are faced with fewer birth options. Written by Allison Kuznia

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Wouldn't it be great to just give birth?

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Documentary | Drama

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A better Business of Being Born
25 November 2013 | by tipper-854-494245See all my reviews

Instead of taking on the big business of birth, Allison Kuznia paints a tender picture of a newly certified homebirth midwife setting forth to catch (not deliver!) babies in urban Minnesota. The film is peppered with politics and occasionally seeks to tear down the system of medicalized childbirth, but it is mostly the story of families giving birth at home with care providers who maintain a nurturing, caring, safe environment. The families - especially the dads - are incredibly charming. Kuznia chose her subjects well.

While I felt like the film could have ended sooner (the back-and-forth between various midwives and birth advocates at the end was drawn out longer than it needed to be), it was, overall, a fantastic documentary and one that may overtake The Business of Being Born in its importance to the homebirth movement.


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October 2013 (USA) See more »

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$2,000 (estimated)
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