President’s Address MANA 2013 with Jill Breen

Midwives Alliance of North America President Jill Breen’s address for the 2013 MANA conference “Birthing Social Change” in Portland, Oregon, October 24-27
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Filmed, edited and produced by Nicolle Littrell of Woman in the Moon Films

New Web-Based Series about Shared Decision Making!

a new web-based series centered on the value and practice of shared decision making as it pertains to the Midwifery Model of Care. with Brynne Potter, CPM and co-founder of Private Practice.

from the North American Registry of Midwives. produced by Woman in the Moon Films.

the series is in the “testing” phase. go here to view the module and participate in the test!
http://narm.org/shareddecisionmaking/

be sure to watch all the segments and click on the supplied link at the end to fill out the form and finalize the test!

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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Co-produced with Nicolle Littrell of Woman in the Moon Films

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!

From the Midwives Alliance of North America

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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.

Midwives Know Birth Matters

In Midwives Know Birth Matters twelve different midwives, practicing in all settings, speak about the importance of birth for babies, mothers and birth partners. The quality care midwives provide can make all the difference in facilitating a safe, supportive and satisfying experience. Midwives know how we are born and how a woman becomes a mother matters!

I am a Midwife is a new online video series about midwives and what they do. A new video will be released weekly throughout May and June.  Subscribe to I am a Midwife on Youtube.

From the Midwives Alliance of North America

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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Happy International Midwives Day, Cinco De Mayo and Super Moon Day!

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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“At Home in Maine” Opens “Celebrate Midwives and Birth” Film Festival at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick, Saturday, November 19th!

Brunkswick, Maine.  “At Home in Northeast Harbor, Maine” and “At Home in Maine, Part III” will kick-off the film festival “Celebrate Midwives and Birth” at the Frontier Cafe’ in Brunswick, Maine, Saturday, November 19th.  The screenings begin bright and early at 9:15a.m.  And you can get that morning cup o’ joe and a breakfast treat right there at the Frontier Cafe’!

The film festival is co-sponsored by an impressive list of Maine-based birth/midwifery organizations including Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton (one of 10 accredited direct-entry midwifery programs in the US) BirthRoots in Portland, Red Tent Midwifery, Open Circle Midwifery in Portland and Northern Sun Family Healthcare and Birth Center in Topsham.  Normal birth and midwifery care are alive and well in Maine!!

The list of other films being shown includes the popular “The Business of Being Born,” “Home Delivery,” and Christie Turlington Burns’s new film about the maternal mortality crisis, “No Woman, No Cry.”  There will also be a “Moms and Midwives” panel discussion about normal birth, choices in childbirth and midwifery care.

For more info, visit the “Celebrate Midwives and Birth” blog or go to the Facebook event page!

Major pat on the back to Tiffany Carter, a midwifery student at Birthwise who has organized this exciting event!  Good work Tiffany!!

Hope to see you there!