It’s with great joy and excitement that we announce the premiere of Birth Around the World Series – “Parto pelo Mundo” on May 5th at 11pm on GNT!a local TV channel from Brazil!!
Produced by Cinevideo Produções
Childbirth, anywhere in the world, is a remarkable event that deeply transforms the lives of all involved. An experience that is both common and distinct to all human beings in each and every society.
The series “Parto pelo Mundo” (Birth Around the World) presents the many facets of birth through a journey around the world.
Mayra Calvette, a nurse-midwife, and her husband, Enrico Ferrari, embarked on an adventurous journey, which lasted the period of a pregnancy, visiting 25 countries for over nine months.
This new TV series is the result of this experience. It is an intimate, unique and personal record of various societies and how birth happens around the globe. Different points of view guided by the same concerns of a healthy, happy and safe birth for both mother and baby.
The couple visited many dwellings and saw children being born in the middle of rice fields in Camboja, others being blessed by butter in Tibet, as well as many more being born in hospital with all the leading technology available today.
They’ve interviewed physicians, nurses, midwives, doulas, fathers and mothers. Women who have revolutionized the health system in New Zealand and those who’ve decided to live in the margins of healthcare in the United States. Furthermore, they’ve investigated the big movement that is currently happening in their home country, Brazil.
Visiting clinics, maternity homes, hospitals, villas and residences they’ve created a valuable memoir that displays the birth features of many nations. Interviews were recorded, vídeos, photos, and a travel journal were produced gathering important data of the healthcare system of each one of the country’s visited.
This quest has been intertwined with common activities of a newlywed couple who travels the world experiencing different cultures, practicing sports and viewing unforgettable places of our planet.
Mayra and Enrico are now back to their homeland to share this experience. “Parto pelo Mundo” is a new look at the world we live in by the way we’ve got into it.
Join us, be inspired and part of this movement!
Together we are stronger!