Birthing In Peace

1993, 30:00 minutes, English


In this timely video on midwifery, Peggy Olsthoon documents the work of the renowned Dr. Galba Arauja of Brazil, and his discovery of the Brasilian rural women who have been practising midwifery for many years. Dr. Galba introduced the techniques of these women into his hospital and insisted that young medical students train with midwives out in the community. Peggy Olsthoon, a midwife herself, has created a resource that shows the same respect to birthing mothers and to the rural women of Brazil that was the hallmark of Dr. Galba's practice.

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