I am a Midwife Because…Part 1

Why do women (and yes, some men) become midwives? In the latest video from the new series, I am a Midwife, eight midwives with diverse backgrounds and practicing in different settings in the US and Canada–home, hospital and birth centers–share their stories of what led them to midwifery. For some, it started with their own birth; for others it was a deeply felt “calling,” a way to be part of the “solution” of improving birth outcomes and experiences for women and their babies. Inspiring, moving and at times hilarious, I am a Midwife Because…provides an inside look at what moves women to do the important work of being a midwife. Part 1 of 2. Part 2 coming next week!

From the Midwives Alliance of North America

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Co-produced with Woman in the Moon Films

Midwives Address Health Disparities: Video #3 from I am a Midwife

Why do more women and infants of color die in the US than their white counterparts? Six different midwives address the critical issue of health disparities in the US and describe how midwifery care improves birth outcomes for women and babies in vulnerable communities by providing safe, supportive and culturally sensitive care.

From I am a Midwife, a new online video series all about midwives and what they do.  A new video will be released weekly throughout May and June.  Subscribe to the I am a Midwife channel on Youtube.

Brought to you by the Midwives Alliance of North America and co-produced by Woman in the Moon Films.

Midwives Know Birth Matters

In Midwives Know Birth Matters twelve different midwives, practicing in all settings, speak about the importance of birth for babies, mothers and birth partners. The quality care midwives provide can make all the difference in facilitating a safe, supportive and satisfying experience. Midwives know how we are born and how a woman becomes a mother matters!

I am a Midwife is a new online video series about midwives and what they do. A new video will be released weekly throughout May and June.  Subscribe to I am a Midwife on Youtube.

From the Midwives Alliance of North America

Co-produced by Woman in the Moon Films!

Midwifery Care: What’s in it for Women?

Check out the debut video for I am a Midwife, a new online video series about midwives and what they do! From the Midwives Alliance of North America and co-produced with Nicolle Littrell of Woman in the Moon Films.

In Midwifery Care: What’s in it for Women? eight “real life” midwives describe describe the safe, satisfying and supportive care midwives in all settings provide women and their families!

A new video will be released weekly in May and June focused on topics important for women and their partners to consider when researching their birth options.

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Sneak Peek #2 for “I am a Midwife” from the Midwives Alliance

Every Woman Deserves a Midwife!

It’s spring, the flowers are blooming and so is I am a Midwife, a new online video series all about midwives and what they do, from the Midwives Alliance of North America!

Check out the new sneak peek for this exciting new public education campaign, “Every Woman Deserves a Midwife!”

Nicolle Littrell of Woman in the Moon Films is co-producing the series with MANA.

The “official” launch for the series is Saturday, May 5, International Midwives Day!

In the meantime, please subscribe to the Youtube channel and share with EVERYBODY you think can benefit from learning about the stellar care that midwives provide in all settings–home,  hospital and birth center–and to all kinds of women and their families!

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I am a Midwife

check out the sneak peek for I am a Midwife, the exciting new public education campaign I’m working on with the Midwives Alliance of North America!

coming in the spring, IAAM will present a series of short videos that will feature midwives practicing in different settings, serving a variety of communities and speaking about a range of topics.

IAAM aims to change the discourse about childbirth in the US–from fear to empowerment.

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at home in lisbon falls, maine

a few pix from the gorgeous homebirth i filmed a week ago.  happy 1 week bday max!  born peacefully in the water…surrounded by love…supported by professional midwives…the gold standard of care.  at home in lisbon falls, maine!  stay tuned for the film later this year…

moments after birth
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Homebirth in Maine Top Story on WGME Portland, Maine

Finally!  Some prime time morning news coverage on homebirth in Maine!  “Homebirths”, featured on CBS affiliate WGME in Portland, Maine and reported by host Diana Ichton (who is about to give birth herself any day now!) features midwife and naturopathic doctor Sarah Ackerly of Northern Sun Family Healthcare and Birth Center and Jessie and Ernie Boda, the couple who’s gorgeous homebirth I filmed early this past Monday!  The story was broadcast to an audience most likely not familiar with this choice; who will no doubt benefit from this information.

And did ya hear?  Homebirth in Maine is up 60% from last year (Maine State Vital Statistics).

Great news all around!

 

 

 

The Interviewer Gets Interviewed: Bill Anderson of the Camden Post Speaks with Nicolle Littrell about Homebirth and Normal Birth

Check out this interview by video documentarian Bill Anderson where I speak about all things homebirthy.  Not being one to not have anything to say…grab a cup of tea and settle in ’cause it runs about 45 minutes!

Celebrate Midwives and Birth Film Festival TOMORROW at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick!

Calling all birth-anistas and the like!  And early birds…films start screening at 9:15am!  Luckily there will be good coffee and delicious snacks on hand from the Frontier Cafe’ to make all the more worthwhile!

See you in the a.m.!