Friday, October 10, 2008

"Freebirthing", the documentary

Discovery Health Channel will be airing a documentary called "Freebirthing" in the US on Oct. 21st at 9pm. I have no idea if that means we will get it here in Canada but I am really hoping we do. Anyway, I followed the link from the message below and couldn't resist posting a couple of video clips from the British version...

I am so excited about this! Here's a message about it from Laura Shanley, author of "Unassisted Childbirth" and fellow member of several UC email groups I belong to:

Dear Friends,

Oct. 21st at 9pm, “Freebirthing,” the British UC documentary that was originally titled “Outlaw Births,” will be airing on the Discovery Health Channel in the US . As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it isn’t a bad program, as far as these things go. There was actually m uc h I liked about it, but of course there are negative comments throughout from medical professionals who don’t approve.

I’ve blogged about the program several times. Here is my most recent posting: http://laurashanley .blogspot. com/2008/ 10/freebirthing- to-air-on- discovery- health.html

Be sure to read the comments below it. Heather B., who is prominently featured in the program, shared her thoughts about the way her story was presented. Heather is also prominently featured in the promos they’ve been showing on Discovery Health. I’ve turned to the station 3 times in the last few days, and within 15 or 20 minutes saw the promo each time.

Here is a page I put up with video clips from the British version. It’s essentially the same as the one I put up for “Outlaw Births” – http://freebirthing .org

To read what Discovery Health says about the show click here - http://health. discovery. com/tv/crib- notes/freebirthi ng.html

In other news, we have another tentative date for the “20/20” childbirth show – Oct. 24th. The show has been bumped several times and could be bumped again. But if it does end up airing, this could be a big week for UC! I’ll keep you posted!

With m uc h love,


Laura Shanley

Bornfree! The Unassisted Childbirth Page

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Unbelievable videos! Thanks for posting.