I first saw these video clips on The Unnecesarean. Each segment is part of a video entitled The Timeless Way: A History of Birth from Ancient to Modern Times. It was released in 1998, and it's a fantastic depiction of birth through the centuries. I think it should be included in every childbirth education course. It takes about 20 minutes to watch all 5 segments. The images are stunning. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Part 1: Birth Images from Ancient Times
Part 2: European Birth Images from the 1500's
Part 3: Birth Images from the 1800's
Part 4: Changes in Birth Practices
Part 5: Consequences of Modern Birth Practices