2023 • 26' • French & English
Director(s): Karina Marceau • Producer(s): PVP Media • Coproducer(s): Savoir Média • Country of production: Canada • Format(s): 4K
Is there anything more natural than the act of birth? It’s an essential part of life, right? And yet deliveries have been resulting in death, medical issues and complications since time began. Potions, fumigations, rustic obstetric chairs and tools that look more like instruments of torture than anything else… The field of obstetrics has certainly (thankfully) evolved over time, and that’s without mentioning the work of midwives who have long mixed medicine, magic and cultural beliefs for the good of mother and child. This episode explores the field of obstetrics of the past, present and future.