Thursday, October 9, 2014

"Beautiful Births Documentary" and Giveaway: A Film Every Woman Giving Birth Should Watch

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


"Beautiful Births" Documentary and Giveaway


I do not believe I have actually shared any specific details on my birthing experiences here on this site but in a future post soon, I would like to do so because I'm inspired to share after viewing a documentary, called "Beautiful Births: An Informational Documentary."  This is an amazing film that beautifully shows another option outside of a hospital birth.  

***This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of A&M Entertainment Inc.  I was able to view the Beautiful Births Documentary film in exchange for my review.  All thoughts expressed are my own.  View my Disclosure Policy.***

Midwifery Model of Care and How It Could Benefit You

I was recently contacted by A&M Entertainment Inc. to view the documentary film, "Beautiful Births" by filmmaker, Jacqui Blue, for a feature on my site.  It debuted on September 8th, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, FL at Cinema Paradiso.  The film explores the other side of pregnancy and childbirth by providing information on natural birthing methods and options.   The documentary features three women's birth stories and  explains the Midwifery Model of Care.  

Beautiful Births - a feature length  informational documentary,  produced by Starseed Pictures.

As a woman who has experienced giving birth in the hospital and not having the most pleasant experience, I was interested in learning more about the Midwifery Model of Care and how it differs from hospital births, at least hospital births here in America.  I agreed to do the feature because I think it's something that could benefit many of my visitors here and other women who may be pregnant or are planning to be pregnant.

I have heard so many birth stories from mothers who wish they could have had a better birthing experience so I wanted to share this film with you all in case anyone else is interested in learning more and just to make women aware of the options that are available that they may not realize.  I think the film did a great job of showing what the difference is between the Midwifery Model of Care compared to giving birth in the hospital. 

You Have A Choice on Your Birthing Experience


Beautiful Births Documentary

I understand that not all women can opt for this option outside of the hospital, specifically if they are in a high-risk pregnancy.  Also, not all women want to give birth other than in a hospital setting and that is completely fine, too.  That is your choice and that's what the film truly wants to make aware, that you do have a choice to how your birthing experience should be.  Often, at the hospital, you feel that you have to listen to everything the medical staff says and you feel helpless, that you don't have a say in your birthing experience.  This isn't how it should be.  You can choose a different experience that may be more pleasant for you.

Natural birth

When I was pregnant with both my children, I did not explore any other options except giving birth in the hospital.  I wish I did, however, because I think I may have been able to have a better birthing experience, a more beautiful birth that I could be happy to re-live in my head.  After all, a woman about to bring a child into this world, a woman about to become a mother, deserves that.  I was a low-risk pregnancy so I was the right client who could have had an out of hospital birth.


 What the Film, "Beautiful Births" Discusses

  • Questions about out of hospital births using the Midwifery Model of Care
  • VBAC
  • ICAN
  • C-section
  • Interventions

The stories the women share in the film are touching and powerful.  Some of the stories I could relate to from my own hospital experiences, mostly the fact that often, you don't feel in control of your birth.  Jacqui Blue does a wonderful job in opening our eyes to the realization that women do have other options and can have the birthing experience they desire. 

Beautiful Births Documentary

You can view the trailer for the documentary here.

A&M Entertainment says, "Beautiful Births is a must-see for all women of childbearing age or anyone interested in pregnancy and childbirth as it explores a more humane and beautiful way to bring a child into the world."

About the Informational Documentary "Beautiful Births"


'Beautiful Births" is a feature length documentary that invites you to explore another side of pregnancy and childbirth not often shown in mainstream media. Filmed and directed by founder Jacqui Blue, the film's primary goal is to inform and educate women about natural childbirth using the Midwifery Model of Care and to act as a resource guide that allows women to be aware of their other options.


About Jacqui Blue

Jacqui Blue a is documentary filmmaker, writer, photographer, artist and mother of five sons. Before putting herself through film school, she spent the greater part of the last decade working as a stay at home mom and wife. Having had a Cesarean section with her twins, followed by two very different but successful hospital VBACs, which was then followed by a water birth in a birth center, Jacqui developed a passion for natural birth and fell into "alternative" or "attachment" parenting styles. When she became annoyed with the programming available to women about pregnancy and birth, she decided it was about time for someone to make a film that showed another, a different, a more natural way to bring children into the world. 

The DVD Release Party is on November 12, 2014.  Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a shirt and half off the DVD price!

For more information, visit the official site - Beautiful Births: An Informational Documentary 

Follow on Facebook and Twitter: @BeautBirthDocu to see more details about the film and its release.

More Women Should Have Beautiful Birthing Experiences

I believe giving birth is a natural and beautiful experience.  I believe that regardless of where and how you give birth, the goal is for both mother and child to come out healthy and safe.  Having a beautiful birthing experience, however, that you can share instead of nightmare stories is more desirable, as well. 

Did you have an out of hospital birth?  I'd love to hear your story!  Share in the comments below.

In a future post soon, I'll share more about my own childbirth experiences and why I wish I knew more about birthing outside of the hospital. Be sure to come back to read about that! 

Please share this post if you enjoyed it and especially know any soon-to-be mothers or fathers who may be interested in giving birth other than in a hospital. 


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Giveaway for a "Beautiful Births" Shirt and 50% OFF DVD Code!

Win a shirt from "Beautiful Births" and receive a coupon web-code for half off the DVD price in time for the DVD release!  Head over to my current giveaway for October to enter to win this and two more prizes I'm giving away.  Also, since it's a hop, there's more bloggers participating and you can enter to win their giveaways, too!  Good luck!


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