The beautiful colors together with the editing create something almost otherworldly. The ethereal and personal quality make it hard to not like it as a film, but it does nothing for me in terms of changing my mind about the brutality of childbirth or my reluctance to experience it myself. Not a fan of blood and guts in real life, nor seeing anything burst from anyone's vagina. Made me slightly queasy.
I thought this film was fantastic. Stan Brakhage takes a subject not many others would consider one of cinematic potential and turns it into something both moving and artistic. It is is captured in such a way that it shows how beautiful creation really is (in both the film and existential aspect).