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Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing
Dokumentarfilm von Vicky Elson
USA 2009, 50 min
Anthropologist Vicki Elson explores media-generated myths about childbirth. As a childbirth educator for 25 years, she observes daily how our culture affects our birth experiences. In this film, she contrasts fiction with reality. The result is hilarious, engaging, and enlightening. "To understand what it's really like to have a baby, we have to debunk the silly and scary images served up by the profit-driven media. In reality, birth is hard work, sometimes simple, sometimes complicated, but always miraculous and unforgettable."
Vicki Elson, MA, CCE has been teaching childbirth education classes for 25 years. She also trains childbirth educators for various organizations and lectures on childbirth anthropology.
She is a co-founder of the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE), and she has served as its Director of Teacher Training.
She works at Northampton Wellness Associates, an integrative-care medical clinic in Western Massachusetts.
She has three children and two grandchildren.