premiere screening of “at home in winthrop, me” at the frontier next wednesday, july 27th in brunswick!!

BRUNSWICK, MAINE.  It is the eve of solstice, June 2010.  Jenn and James Currier stand on a quite neighborhood street engaged in what appears to be a slow, swaying dance.  In fact, Jenn is having a contraction; labor is the rhythm she moves to. Later that evening, in the dining room of her home, she will give birth to her son Robbie in a birth tub supported by her husband, her mother, her doula and her professional midwives, Sarah Ackerly ND, CPM and Josie Skavdahl ND, CPM of Northern Sun Family Healthcare and Birth Center.

This story is presented in a new documentary film, “At Home in Winthrop, Maine” by Belfast, Maine–based filmmaker Nicolle Littrell and will have it’s premiere screening at the Frontier Café on Wednesday, July 27th from 6:30-8pm.

A discussion with Littrell, the Curriers, Ackerly and Skavdahl will follow the screening.  Admission is by suggested donation:  $5 for individuals and $10 for families.

The film is part of “At Home in Maine”, a documentary film series and educational resource about the choice to have a homebirth and receive professional midwifery care in Maine.  To learn more about At Home in Maine visit: www.mainehomebirth.wordpress.com 

The premiere of “At Home in Winthrop” is part of a weeklong celebration of events centered on the opening of a new birth center at Northern Sun Family Healthcare, one of two freestanding birth centers in Maine and staffed by CPMs.  For info about Northern Family Sun Healthcare visit:  www.northernsunfamilyhealthcare.com

For more information about the screening and to see a trailer for “At Home in Maine” visit: www.explorefrontier.com

Click here to go to the event page on Facebook!

 

Premiere Screening of At Home in Winthrop

BRUNSWICK, MAINE.  It is the eve of solstice, June 2010.  Jenn and James Currier stand on a quite neighborhood street engaged in what appears to be a slow, swaying dance.  In fact, Jenn is having a contraction; labor is the rhythm she moves to. Later that evening, in the dining room of her home, she will give birth to her son Robbie in a birth tub supported by her husband, her mother, her doula and her professional midwives, Sarah Ackerly ND, CPM and Josie Skavdahl ND, CPM of Northern Sun Family Healthcare and Birth Center.

This story is presented in a new documentary film, “At Home in Winthrop, Maine” by Belfast, Maine–based filmmaker Nicolle Littrell and will have it’s premiere screening at the Frontier Café on Wednesday, July 27th from 6:30-8pm.

A discussion with Littrell, the Curriers, Ackerly and Skavdahl will follow the screening.  Admission is by suggested donation:  $5 for individuals and $10 for families.

The film is part of “At Home in Maine”, a film series and educational resource about the choice to have a homebirth and receive professional midwifery care in Maine.  To learn more about At Home in Maine visit: www.mainehomebirth.wordpress.com  

The premiere of “At Home in Winthrop” is part of a weeklong celebration of events centered on the opening of a new birth center at Northern Sun Family Healthcare, one of two freestanding birth centers in Maine and staffed by CPMs.  For info about Northern Family Sun Healthcare visit:  www.northernsunfamilyhealthcare.com

For more information about the screening and to see a trailer for “At Home in Maine” visit: www.explorefrontier.com

To visit the event Facebook page click here.

At Home in Waldo, Maine Screens Tonight at Belfast Free Library

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!

 

Happy Birthday Gideon!!

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.

Full Moon/New Film: At Home in Waldo, Maine

January 19, 2011. To celebrate today’s full moon, Woman in the Moon films is releasing a brand new homebirth film:  At Home in Waldo (click link to view film), as part of the At Home in Maine film series and web project.

At Home in Waldo presents the homebirth experience of the Weavers–Melinda, Jerry, Ravi and Gideon–a family living in midcoast Maine.  The film observes Melinda’s approaching delivery in context of the Weaver’s daily activities and documents the pre-natal planning and support the family receives from their professional midwives.

The Weavers are (semi) homesteaders, home/internet-based entrepreneurs, homeschoolers–and rock and rollers!  This 46-minute film is both an intimate document of their experience and an exploration into the relationship between how we live and how we birth.

The Weavers were assisted by Morningstar Midwifery, located in Belfast, Maine.  This film is signficant in that it features a long (but gorgeous) labor and birth with an “older” mama; Melinda was 42 at the time she gave birth to Gideon.  The film shows how professional midwives address such labors. 

I mentioned that the Weavers were rock and rollers–they have a band called Odlaw.  One of their songs, “Learn to Love”–from their new album “Odlaw 1”–is featured in this film. To hear more of Odlaw’s music visit:  www.odlaw.org

You can also visit the Weavers online store, which features art, antiques and collectibles at: www.rubylane.com/shop/kingsburyfarm

Please take some time to check out this new film–and offer feedback!  It runs about 46 minutes long.

Many thanks to the Weavers, Morningstar Midwifery and Teri Gallo for their ongoing participation in and support of this project.