The Business of Being Born – coming soon


There’s no getting around it — birth affects breastfeeding. If you want to know more about birth in the United States you can check out a new documentary film from executive producer Rikki Lake and director Abbey Epstein, The Business of Being Born. Here are the details:

WHEN: First Showing – 29 February 2008 at 6pm
Second Showing – 2 March 2008, afternoon
(time to be confirmed)
WHERE: The Majestic Theater, on King Street, 1 block
off the Capitol Square
WHO: The film will be followed by a panel and audience
discussion. The panel will include an obstetrician/cultural anthropologist, a family practice physician, 3 certified nurse midwives, and 1 certified professional midwife, all representing local positions/practices in hospital, birth center, and home birth.
The audience – YOU – will be the “other panel.” In the spirit of midwifery, we will promote active audience engagement and dialogue, particularly as regards consumer issues and experiences.
Tickets will be widely available at suggested donation only – $5/advance and $10/day of show. Happy Bambino and the Madison Birth Center both have information about getting advance tickets.

The screenings are sponsored by Community Nurse Midwives, Happy Bambino, Madison Birth Center, WI Guild of Midwives, and WI American College of Nurse Midwives. (Thanks to Hannah Bernard – Donals All Four Trimesters Doula Service for sharing this information with me.)

I’m planning to go. Hope to see you there! – Adria


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