Illegal Birth


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New legislation outlawing home births in Lithuania means that midwives like Jurga, who want to give women the choice of whether to deliver their babies at home or in hospital, are forced to operate illegally. Lithuanian mothers Ana Marija and Viktorija recount their own experiences and explain why they chose to break the law in order to give birth at home.

Broadcaster: Lithuanian Television – www.lrtv.lt
Producer: Rasa Miskinyte
Director: Inesa Kurlklietyte

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Illegal Birth
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