I am a Midwife Because…Part II

I am a Midwife Because…Part II is the follow-up to the video of the same name released last week, featuring 7 different midwives! Learn how the experiences of being a research student, a Peace Corp volunteer, a New York City police officer, and a 7-year old child led seven American midwives into the profession of midwifery. The midwives featured in Part II represent a spectrum of educational backgrounds and provide services to women in their families in a variety of settings including clinics, homes, hospitals and birth centers. Here is a glimpse of their amazing and inspiring stories!

Part II marks the last I am a Midwife video we’ll release this season. More coming in September! Until then, please share this series with anyone you feel could benefit from learning more about midwives and the safe, supportive and satisfying care they provide.  Be sure to subscribe to I am a Midwife on Youtube!

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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!

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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.

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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Calling all Midwives!

Are you attending this year’s MANA/CAN conference in Niagra Falls, Canada?  If so, consider participating in “I am a Midwife”, MANA’s brand new public education campaign to promote midwifery care and increase access to midwives.  A series of short video portraits will be produced that will feature a diverse and multi-cultural selection of midwives in the US.  The films will be distributed and promoted through social media networks.

Nicolle Littrell, filmmaker, educator, birth activist and director of Woman in the Moon Films will be producing “I am a Midwife” with MANA.  Production will commence at this year’s conference, where Nicolle will be interviewing midwives, Friday-Sunday.

For details and to submit your info to be considered for an interview go to:  mana.org/IAmAMidwife.html

And/or the Facebook “Event” page!

It’s a exciting opportunity to promote a cause I’m sure is near and dear to your heart–as well as your own practices!  You get to be the star!

Feel free to contact Nicolle at wmninthemoon@gmail.com if you have questions.

Hope to see you at the conference!