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!

 

At Home in Waldo, Maine Screening Next Tuesday, April 12th in Belfast

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.

Click here to read an article about the screening in this week’s Village Soup/Republican Journal.

Thanks for your support!


new film #2: at home in orland (#2)

January 28, 2011.  Belfast, Maine. Woman in the Moon Films is releasing a second new film to add to the At Home in Maine film series, “At Home in Orland (#2).”  This film features the second homebirth of the Bates/Cotier family–Valerie, Todd, Austin, Cooper and Penelope.  Valerie and Todd had a homebirth with their second child, Cooper, in November of 2008.  I was lucky enough to film that one, too!  That birth is featured in two other films in this series, “At Home in Orland” and “At Home in Maine Part III.”

Andrea Mietkiewicz and Evelyn Conrad of Clear Light Holistic Midwifery of Old Town, Maine assisted this family in both homebirths.

This birth provides an interesting counterpart to “At Home in Waldo”; Valerie had a VERY fast labor with her third child, Penelope, who made her quick entrance outside of the womb into the water, in the birth tub.  Though Penelope’s birth was normal, Valerie experienced some heavy postpartum bleeding–this film addresses how midwives are trained to deal with this complication.  I continue to be amazed at the depth and breadth of women’s wisdom–both mothers and midwives.

I feel really blessed to have had the opportunity to film both of Valerie’s homebirths.  Both she and Andrea have become good friends of mine throughout the past few years and I am grateful for their trust in me and support of this project.  Thank you!

The film runs 20 minutes long; please take some time to check it out and offer your input.  You will also see supplementary commentary, provided by Andrea, regarding how midwives address postpartum bleeding.  Enjoy and share!