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The Chicago Maternity Center Story

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Gordon Quinn


In Chicago in the 1970s, home childbirth among the poor resulted in fewer infant deaths than hospital births. However, due to the medical doctrines prevailing at the time, home childbirth was considered to be very nearly a criminal act, and vigorous efforts were being made to eliminate it. In this documentary, WATCH (Women Act to Control Healthcare) takes steps to save the Chicago Maternity Center, which provided medical care for those wishing to give birth outside of hospital maternity wards. ~ Clarke...more