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!

 

 

 

Today’s the Big Day!!

“At Home in Winthrop, Maine” premieres at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick tonight at 6:30 pm!  Discussion with me, the family in the film and the midwives to follow!  Lots of great food at the Frontier!  Suggested donation:  $5 individuals/$10 familys.

For directions, etc. go to:  explorefrontier.com

Hope to see you there!

 

 

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.

new moon, two new films for at home in maine

july 1, 2011.  belfast, maine.  new moon and solar eclipse in cancer.  woman in the moon films proudly announces the release of two new films for the “at home in maine” series.  click each image to go the film page: