and on youtube
re. 19th century obstetricians creating a “formula” to “teach” people that birth was “always dangerous:”
“If these facts can be substantiated; if this information can be promulgated; if females can be induced to believe that their sufferings will be diminished, or shortened, and their lives and those of their offspring, be safer in the hands of the profession; there will be no further difficulty in establishing the universal practice of obstetrics. all the prejudices of the most ignorant and nervous female, all the innate and acquired feeling of delicacy so characteristic of the sex, will afford o obstacle to the employment of male practitioners.”–Dr. Hugh L. Hodge 1838
read this book!
At Home in Waldo, Maine will have it’s Waldo County premiere tonight at the Belfast Free Library, 6:30-8pm. Discussion with the filmmaker, film participants (including Morningstar Midwifery) and snacks will follow the screening. DVDs of the film, Odlaw CDs and books about homebirth will be available for purchase.
The film is one of the latest releases from, “At Home in Maine”, a documentary film series and web resource about the choice to have a homebirth and receive midwifery care in Maine. This film series is for anyone who interested in learning more about this choice. But this film is not just for people exploring their Choices in Childbirth. It’s for anyone who would like a picture of normal, natural family-centered childbirth–unfortunately, an experience that most people in the US do not have. For many women, birthing at home is where this is most possible.
Hope to see you tonight!
Waldo Boy to Celebrate First Birthday
Friday April 8, 2011
WALDO — Gideon Jay Weaver will celebrate his first birthday on Friday, April 8. He was born April 8, 2010, at home to Melinda, Jerry and big brother Ravi.
His birth was attended by Morningstar Midwifery of Belfast.
A documentary on Gideon’s home-birth,“At Home in Waldo,” by Nicolle Littrell, will be screened at Belfast Free Library Abbott Room on April 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Just one more week to go before At Home in Waldo, Maine screens at the Belfast Free Library! Please share with and invite your friends who you think might have an interest in this film, homebirth and the At Home in Maine film series!
Here’s a link to the event page on Facebook. You can RSVP there and/or invite more friends.
Thanks for your support!
On this post from the Babble, women share their stories centered on the question:
“What if something goes wrong at a homebirth?”
Hint: nothing unmanageable, no bad outcomes. Click here to read.
BELFAST, MAINE “At Home in Waldo, Maine” will screen on filmmaker Nicolle Littrell’s home turf, at the Belfast Free Library, Tuesday, April 12th, 6:30-8pm. The film is one of the recent releases from the “At Home in Maine” film series, which focuses on homebirth and professional midwifery care in Maine.
“At Home in Waldo, Maine” features the Weavers, a family from Waldo who are semi-homesteaders, homeschoolers, entrepreneurs and rock’n’rollers! Integrating footage from the Weaver’s day-to-day life with their home birth, “At Home in Waldo, Maine” explores the relationship between how we live and how we birth. The film includes a single performed by Jerry Weaver’s band, Odlaw.
The film also features Morningstar Midwifery (morningstarmidwifery.com/) a professional midwifery practice located in Belfast. Discussion with the filmmaker, film participants and refreshments will follow the screening.
For more information about “At Home in Maine” visit: www.mainehomebirth.wordpress.com.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 338-3884 ext 10.
Several short films from At Home in Maine will be screened as part of U Maine’s Women’s Health Fair this Wednesday, March 23rd in the Memorial Student Union. For a campus map, click here.
The event focuses on what’s new and happening in Women’s Health and is sponsored by U Maine’s President’s Council on Women.
Maternal Wellness and Choices in Childbirth will be nicely represented at this event. Filmmaker and U Maine graduate student Nicolle Littrell will be on hand to share info about At Home in Maine and screen several of the films from the series. Andrea Mietkiewicz, Old Town-based Certified Professional Midwife and RN will share info about homebirth midwifery care and homeopathy. Heather Bowman and Gina Forbes, both Certified Doulas (based in Orono and Belfast, respectively) will provide info about doula care, doula training and natural childbirth education.
Free samples, yummy treats, massages and oh yes, lots of information await those participating in this event!
Hope to see you there! Please spread the word…
Hey Friends and Subscribers of At Home in Maine! Please share this link with your friends/fans to help promote this event.
Looking to drum up some major interest in this event–and with this, attention on and support for Women’s Reproductive Health Choices and Choices in Childbirth.
With the recent (and ongoing) political onslaught on Women’s Reproductive Health Choices, we need more support than ever in this area–and for Women’s Studies Programs in Higher Education. Please share away!!! Thank you!! Hope to see you on the 16th!!