Maternity Ward (03/19/00)

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Grace Farias
Mike Goodheart
Lorena Penaloza
Becky Perret

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Documentary about women giving birth. The first part takes place in New Orleans, a city with one of the nation's highest birthrates. At University Hospital over 4000 babies are delivered each year, often to mothers under the age of 20. Viewers meet a 15-year-old that prematurely goes into labor; an expectant mother of twins, who requires an emergency Caesarian section; and a woman who bleeds uncontrollably several weeks after giving birth. The second part takes place at Stanford University Medical Center Hospital, where ground breaking in vitro fertilization techniques are being developed to reduce multiple births and increase pregnancy success rates. Dr. Lynn Westphal guides two families th... Full Summary >>