A Timeless Way: A History of Birth from Ancient to Modern Times presents a fascinating cross-cultural perspective of how women from around the world have given birth to their babies throughout time.
Ancient images collected by author Janet Ashford and recent video footage combine to give the viewer a unique view of the timeless ways women have navigated the dynamic process of childbirth.
This program draws on images of birth through the ages: ancient sculptures and drawings of birth, midwifery throughout time, Native-American birth practices, African tribal women, birth chairs of the Renaissance, forceps of the 1950s, and western obstetrics from its origin to the present.
These rare and beautiful images will transport viewers to other times and places and serve as a source of introspection and inspiration for those considering the various choices for childbirth that are available today.
Available As: Closed captioned DVD or VHS
Produced By: INJOY Productions
Total Running Time: 20 minutes