Real birth, real stories. No drama because birth is not a reality show. Happy Birth Day provides its audience with an intimate glimpse of the birth experience. Each birth story introduces viewers to an expecting mother and supportive hospital staff. The mother shares her unique and compelling pregnancy story with reflections from her personal experience. Interviews with mothers (and their partners) before and after childbirth, as well as scenes from her labor and delivery, will enlighten and educate viewers about this crucial time in a mother and baby’s life and transform the way birth is viewed and approached.
Produced, edited and filmed by Telly award winning ethnographer Dr. Kajsa Brimdyr, PhD, CLC and Emmy nominated producer Judy Blatchford. Dr. Brimdyr is an international expert on implementing skin to skin contact in the first hour after birth . Her latest research, The Association Between Common Labor Drugs and Suckling When Skin-to-Skin During the First Hour After Birth, (available here), was published in Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, December 2015. A short video of that research is available here.
Healthy Children Project, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 dedicated to improving child health outcomes. Natural childbirth, skin to skin in the first hour and breastfeeding are key to this endeavor.