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COLLECTION Identifier: MP-47; Vt-112; DVD-3

Moving image collection of Lamaze International, 1956-2010

Naissance. 1956. Digital

Scope and Contents A history of Lamaze, its reception, instruction on conception and the birthing techniques, and a personal narrative, etc. In French. Black and white and color. Sound. 16mm. 16 minutes.

La Méthode Psycho-prophylactique by Dr. Pierre Vellay. Early 1960s. Digital

Scope and Contents Depiction of pregnancy and childbirth through historical imagery, followed by a discussion of women and men's anatomies, the timeline between impregnation and birth, Psycho-prophylactique techniques, and post-natal care. In English and French. Black and white. 16mm. 25 minutes.

A New Generation by Dr. Pierre Vellay. Early 1960s. Digital

Scope and Contents Film about the history and principles of the Psycho-prophylactique method, the basics of conception and pregnancy. In French. Color. Sound. 16mm. 18 minutes.

Birth. 1968. Digital

Scope and Contents Film portrays the story of a pregnant woman and her husband's experience using Lamaze techniques, including a class led by Elisabeth Bing. Black and white. Sound. 16mm. 40 minutes.

To Mothers and Children. 1970. Digital

Scope and Contents Soviet film discusses the origins of the Psycho-prophylactic method and its use in the Soviet Union and France, a demonstration of hypnosis to a class of medical students, hypnosis used during childbirth, recommendations (origins of the ASPO/Lamaze techniques) for pregnant women on how to have a relaxed delivery, and a general discussion about the power of suggestion. Many images of various aspects of Russian society, especially pregnant women. Narrated in English. Color. Sound. 16mm. 53...

Donner La Vie by Dr. Pierre Vellay. ca. 1973. Digital

Scope and Contents An educational film, with much use of animation and drawings to supplement live birth footage, about Psycho-prophylactique techniques, anatomies of women and men, pregnancy, and giving birth. In French, with English narration. Black and white and color. Sound. 16mm. 29 minutes.

Nan's Class. 1977. Digital

Scope and Contents The film features narratives that revolve around couples and a single mother learning the Lamaze technique in Nan's class. Color. Sound. 16mm. 40 minutes.

Breastfeeding: A Practical Guide. 1984. Digital

Scope and Contents Part one of two-part film covers how breastmilk is produced; nursing in private and in public; nutrition and health of the pregnant mother; and attitudes and roles of the mothers and fathers. Sound. Color. 16mm. 15 minutes.

Breastfeeding: A Practical Guide. 1984. Digital

Scope and Contents Part two of two-part film covers how breastmilk is produced; nursing in private and in public; nutrition and health of the pregnant mother; and attitudes and roles of the mothers and fathers. Sound. Color. 16mm. 15 minutes.