This 1970′s documentary is virtually nonexistent–you can’t find it on Google, your library doesn’t carry it, and your college professor has never heard of it. But it’s a fascinating exploration of a peripheral element of birthing that’s nearly never addressed.
The video documents research done from 1975-1981 by Dr. David Chamberlain on birth and womb memory. The research team used regressive hypnosis to explore 100 subjects’ memories of actually being born and their perceptions of the birth experience. There are examples of mothers and their children who had never discussed the child’s birth experience before, yet while under hypnosis, the adult child recounted detailed memories of being in the womb and being born, that match the mother’s account of events. Continue reading