“Birth is beautiful not painful!”
In January this year I had the great privilege of attending the Homebirth of Renata Rodrigues as her Doula - in Paris. This extraordinarily beautiful homebirth was captured by film-maker Bea Moyes, who is currently making a documentary from it. The documentary celebrates women's choice & autonomy, the beauty of undisturbed physiological birth...and the importance of keeping the options of homebirth available to all women everywhere.
The full-film will be available early May and we are looking for people to help us spread this moving and incredibly unique film. If you are organising an event/conference/workshop around birth or women's issues then please do get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
“My Choice: A Homebirth in Paris” a short film by Bea Moyes and Jodi Garrod
This powerful and moving short film celebrates women's choice & autonomy, the beauty of undisturbed physiological birth, and the importance of keeping the option of homebirth available to all women everywhere.
Through the stunning images of Renata’s beautiful and peaceful homebirth, and her deeply heartfelt words, we discover what it means to women to give birth at home, in their own environment: to feel protected and safe, able to fully release and let go.
We also hear from Midwife/Doula ‘Jodi Garrod’ and Midwife ‘Jean-Claud Verdwyckt' about the importance of facilitating women’s own agency in birth, and re-negotiating power dynamics, speaking of birth workers “doing nothing, when nothing needs to be done.”
Emphasising birth as a profoundly human experience, that fundamentally changes the course of a woman’s life, this film is a final cry for women and Midwives everywhere, who face increasing barriers to birthing at home.
The trailer for the film is available here: https://vimeo.com/162080442