Anne Claire Poirier
1969 | 1 h 15 min

Can a woman fully achieve self-realization while at the same time giving herself to the role of wife and mother? This is one question raised in this film documentary. Introspective, partly biographical, the film delves into the emotions of joy, anticipation, and anxiety that a young mother experiences during the last several weeks before the birth of her second child. Also included are footage from Czechoslovakia concerning maternity: a natural childbirth in a hospital delivery room and state nursery care for the children of working mothers.

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Mother-To-Be, Anne Claire Poirier, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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