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Why Not Home - Movie Fundraiser
Sun 30 October 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM NZDT
Celebrating International Home Birth Week!
Whether or not you have had or are planning a home birth, come along and watch this movie to celebrate our superpower of giving birth to human life. Come and join us for a fun afternoon with a movie, food and enriching discussions, and help raise funds for a good cause at the same time!
For every ticket sold $5 will go to the project nurture international. An invaluable non-profit that provides lactation and infant feeding support to mothers and babies experiencing crisis.
Dr. Michelle Minikel thought home birth was crazy--until she got pregnant. Turns out she’s not alone. 'Why Not Home?' exposes a secret from within the medical community. A small but growing number of doctors, midwives, and nurses who attend birth in the hospital are choosing to have their own children at home. Through the compelling stories of women who choose to give birth outside of the hospitals in which they work, viewers experience the beauty and challenges facing families both at home and in hospital in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Beyond the personal stories, 'Why Not Home?' is a critical and thoroughly researched look at how maternity care is provided and the choices women and families are given about that care. 'Why Not Home?' challenges viewers to move beyond the polarisation and judgement that has plagued this issue for decades and instead embrace a more integrated and collaborative model for the future.
Movie is 78 minutes, after which there will be a break for drinks and nibbles followed by a panel dicussion.