Grace

Synopsis: Madeline Matheson is eight months pregnant and determined to deliver her unborn child, Grace, naturally. When an accident leaves Grace dead inside her, Madeline insists on carrying the baby's corpse to term. Weeks later, when Madeline delivers, the baby miraculously returns to life... With an appetite.
Director(s): Paul Solet
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.2
Metacritic:
52
Rotten Tomatoes:
69%
R
Year:
2009
84 min
Website
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Woman:
I just loved breastfeeding.

And you know what's great?

You can eat whatever you want

and not gain weight.

And it's good for the baby.

Did you know you can

nurse past menopause?

As long at the nipples

get enough attention,

it reactivates the hormones.

Neuroendocrine reflex.

Oh no, that's something else.

Honey, do you have

my sweetener?

Sure, Mom.

Is there very much

protein in tofu?

It's tempeh.

It's full of it.

Vivian's been thinking

of trying Atkins.

Don't eat that.

You'll get gas for days.

So you weren't crazy about

this last doctor either.

Ma.

He had us wait two hours.

He only gave us five minutes.

He didn't even look me in the eye.

It's too bad you didn't

like Richard Sohn.

He's been treating me for years.

His niece tried a manslaughter case

in my court last week.

She looks wonderful.

You remember her.

It was a terrible case.

This woman

starved her baby to death

feeding it wheatgrass.

It's lucky she had a jury trial.

I'd have locked her up.

I'm going to see a midwife.

At which hospital?

It's an independent clinic.

It's self-contained.

There's a reason people

have babies in hospitals.

- Son:
We're just checking it out.

- She's the best midwife working.

Madeline was her

assistant professor at Amesley.

The best is in a hospital.

I do know a little bit

about this, you know.

So do I.

I'm trying to keep

an open mind about this.

I know.

Anybody breaks out a power crystal,

we're leaving.

Deal.

Hello?

I think we're in the wrong place.

Could be.

I'm Shelly, the labor doula

and chief assistant midwife.

I assist Patty with all the births.

Sit down. Let me grab her.

Have a cookie.

They're vegan.

Great.

Herbal.

Hi, Maddy.

You look great.

Um, this is my husband Michael.

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Did you get a cookie?

- No, not yet.

She told you

they were vegan, didn't she?

I swear they are fantastic.

We keep the focus

on you and your baby.

Not just the birth, but those

crucial first moments too.

It's beautiful.

Those first interactions between you

and your baby are so powerful.

They create biochemical responses

that we don't even understand.

The sensitive period..

it's birth psychology.

Mm-hmm.

Patty:

I'm sure you have some questions.

- Michael:
Are you a licensed doctor?

- I have a PhD in holistic obstetrics.

I also spent five years

training in a dozen

different Eastern

healing modalities,

- in Nepal, Thailand...

- Medical doctor, I meant.

- I have an MD from Columbia.

- I didn't see any degrees.

The less this place looks

like a hospital, the better.

Just no reason to medicalize

a perfect process.

See, if I break my leg, I'm not going

to get a chiropractor to set it.

But with pregnancy,

there's nothing broken.

But things do get broken

in the process.

Mostly at hospitals.

Here. All the stats are all in there.

The studies are all state-funded.

Nothing is private.

Medical interventions

can be miraculous,

but not everybody needs a miracle.

Most of the time

they just create complications

and we end up treating

the treatment.

Madeline:
"Mothers are

three to six times more likely

to die delivering in a hospital

than a midwife-supervised clinic

...or home birth. "

It's on page 14.

Madeline, you said you had

taken fertility drugs.

Yeah, for three years.

But I'd been off them for 11 months

before she came.

We got pregnant twice, but...

Hey.

I'm sorry.

Here.

You have nothing

to be sorry about.

With proper care, these cows

could supply Grade A milk...

Oh, Jonesy.

I have nice food for you right here.

Mm-mm.

Thanks for doing this.

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