"Birth As We Know It" Film Screening with Dr. George Denniston


Birth As We Know It, directed and produced by Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova, is a stunningly beautiful film about natural birth. Since its release in 2006, Birth As We Know It has spread to 58 countries and, without any advertising or marketing, has received global recognition as the most comprehensive guide to conscious birth. Already in its 8th edition, it has been translated into 14 languages.


Despite advancements in technology in many countries, maternity wards unwittingly often do not assure the well being of infants and their mothers.

According to statistics in the USA, up to 90% of babies can experience a traumatic birth without this being recognized by either the birth family or medical personnel... until the consequences show up later in life as unhappiness or ongoing illness.

This film delivers a powerful transmission of what it takes to give birth consciously and gracefully, and the happiness, health and self-empowerment which can come from healing our birth trauma.



Dr. George Denniston, a Harvard Trained epidemiologist, will speak on the current state of obstetrics in America.  

"Every young woman in the world, before she even thinks of having a child, should see "Birth As We Know It", Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova's film. Every woman needs to know that she has a choice between fear and joy. This film is about the happiest day in a woman's life,­ the day she gives birth. It will help her to prepare for a joyous birth, instead of a possibly wretched one and avoid the pitfalls of 'modern' medicine, which fails to recognize that birth is a normal, natural process that women have been carrying out successfully for five million years. This film will lead her toward experiencing the empowerment that a natural birth will give her, which is her birthright. It is unlikely that she will ever see as important a film again during her lifetime."  - George Denniston

March 08, 2015 at 7pm - 9:30pm
Port Townsend Community Center
620 Tyler St
Port Townsend, WA 98368
United States
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  • Cheryl 'Brandson' Schmitt
    commented 2015-03-08 09:41:57 -0700
    I would have loved to come but I need to take the ferry and the last ferry leaves Port Townsend at 8:30. :/
  • Lily Rothrock
    is hosting. 2015-02-20 12:24:16 -0800
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    published this page in Film Screenings 2015-02-20 12:24:16 -0800