In an office in Stockholm, the film is being cut down. The material shows when little Vera came into the world.
"The idea is to show a birth from a woman's perspective. It shows all the different parts of a birth," says Ebba Lagercrantz Hedblad.
In the filmed material, everything from doctors and midwives to when Ebba herself sits on a pilates ball to the moment when Vera comes out. The goal is for it to become a film to be watched through special VR glasses.
VR to treat phobias
VR technology is sometimes used in psychological treatment such as phobias and anxiety. With the help of special glasses, you step into a virtual reality to train yourself to be in that situation.
"The VR environment is not treating per se, but you also need a complementary treatment. But it can be an opportunity, in a safe environment, to actually expose yourself to something that you think is scary in reality, says Camilla Söderberg, who is a licensed psychologist and who is involved in making the film.
Researchers follow the project
Many women are scared and worried about their childbirth. Between 10 and 15 percent receive support and help, usually in the form of conversations. At the same time, researchers believe that it is a hidden group.
"There is relatively little research on what actually helps," says Elisabet Rondung, senior lecturer at Mid Sweden University in Östersund.
For this reason, she and her colleague Elin Ternström at Dalarna University have decided to follow the project. Among other things, both women and healthcare professionals will be interviewed.
When might this movie be finished?
"We don't know exactly, but hopefully by the autumn," says Ebba Lagercrantz Hedlund.
In the video, she talks about how she came up with the idea and why she thinks it can be an aid for the fear of childbirth.