This DVD would be suitable to use within antenatal groups as an example of an ideal scenario of childbirth. However, women viewing this independently may form preconceived ideas that labour and birth will look as easy as it did for the woman in the film (however, with the right support it should be!). Having said that some of the advice given by one midwife was quite negative about having a water birth and this could have been more balanced by discussing the benefits in more depth. Overall, this was a good example of how birth should be, the partner was very supportive and I felt this to be one of the stronger points in the film and would be of great benefit to expectant fathers in preparing them for what lies ahead and how best to support their partner during this special time.
– Cathy Ashwin