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From Conception to Birth (2005)

Jonathan Grupper  |  NR |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)


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  • Directors: Jonathan Grupper
  • Producers: Jonathan Grupper, Alexander Tsiaras, Christine Weber, Emily Ann, Steve Bennett
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: May 1, 2007
  • Run Time: 49 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NO23WQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,033 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "From Conception to Birth" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

FROM THE MIRACLE OF CONCEPTION TO THE WONDER OF BIRTH, THIS IS AN INSIDE VIEW OF OUR MOST FASCINATING JOURNEY. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HUMAN LIFE IS REVEALED WITHIN A WOMAN'S BODY - FROM THE INCREDIBLE FIRST MOMENTS OF CELL DIVISION THROUGH THE BABY'S AWE-INSPIRING GROWTH OVER THE NEXT NINE MONTHS. THIS AMAZING DVD, FILLED WITH TRULY UNIQUE AND MAGICAL IMAGERY, IS NOT TO BE MISSED.

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible! December 11, 2008
Format:DVD
At 7 months pregnant with my second child, I enjoyed this movie until I got tired of how often they reiterated how painful, practically impossible, and scary pregnancy and childbirth are. I mean, "Childbirth is like trying to fit a softball down your throat?" And they went on and on about how it should be physically impossible, how painful it is... all while showing moms in labor lying on their backs in hospital beds, hooked up to IVs and fetal monitors not being offered any pain relief (like walking around or being massaged or having a shower or a bath or any other comfort measures) until they finally "give in" and have the epidural... It's another ridiculous example of how our media distorts birth and helps cause our high cesarean rates and poor fetal outcomes. My young son was with me, and even he had the sense to say at the beginning, when they took a baby away from the mom immediately, "hey! that baby wants to be with its mother." I do have to say the images of the babies in the moms' bellies while they walked around were pretty awesome. But there was hardly any of that, unfortunately, and the rest of the video isn't worth watching to get to them.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Scary- Try "In The Womb" instead... August 4, 2009
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My husband and I both agree this movie was very scary- especially having our first child. Also, the technology they talk so highly of in the beginning wasn't used as much as it should have been. They focused on the lives of the 9 women far too much instead of focusing on the title of the movie- Conception to Birth.

If you are looking for a good movie with 3D/4D animations and images, try National Geographic's "In the Womb". It is wonderful and extremley informative. It truly portrays the miracle of life that a baby is.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Outdated July 4, 2008
Format:DVD
This video is outdated for anyone who is interested in seeing a variety of birth options.
The most helpful parts were the viewings of the developing fetus while the moms were "doing their lives" daily. To me this gave a real sense of life growing while mom's life was happening. I was disappointed in the actual birth scenes since all moms were lying on their backs in hospital beds, often being offered various interventions to "help" with pain.
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4.0 out of 5 stars tastefully done especially for HS students June 17, 2013
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I've used this video before. It was popular with the other bio teachers on my team. I moved schools this year and couldn't find my copy. Purchased a second copy because this video really did a good job and got my high school freshmen asking questions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars for my daughter March 20, 2013
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my daughter and her husband have enjoyed this very much...they are taken away by how the baby grows...this is their first child and my first grandchild...cant wait till sept
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and interesting January 2, 2013
By EWAg85
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I bought this DVD when I became pregnant, I wanted to know exactly what was going on inside my belly. It is a fascinating and well made movie.
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16 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay October 27, 2007
Format:DVD
I warn you, I've only seen parts of it, but from what I have have seen I think it's it's fairly good. The graphics are wonderful. Diana: The US has "high" infant mortality rates due to the fact that in government statistics any death up to a year old is considered "infant mortality", other countries largely do not do this.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good computer animation on birth May 26, 2009
Format:DVD
It talks alot on the development of the fetus in the mother's womb and the process of labour. Computer animation plays a very big role in the success of a whole part of the video. Not much is touched on the conception part (the process of the union of the sperm and the egg) and the details of the sexual reproductive organs unlike the other DVDs I've bought. For those costumer who are based in Asia, I can assure you that you can play the video in this DVD via your computer's DVD drive using Media Classic Player program.
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