Join us for the premiere of "Why Not Home?", the documentary that tells the stories of doctors, nurses, and midwives who have attended hundreds of hospital births, yet chose to have their children at home. How did these women with inside knowledge of birth evaluate the evidence and make their decisions? Through the experiences of these women, both at home and in the hospital, we gain unique insights into risk, safety, and the experience of childbirth in America.
At one time, home birth was the norm, and hospital birth was the exception. Now, nearly 99% of births in America take place in hospitals. With the normalizing of hospital birth, the notion of home birth carries a certain stigma and evokes fear and judgment from many. How did we become so fearful of birth in America? Has birth changed in significant ways? Through a combination of personal stories and scientific data about safety and interventions, we explore these questions and more.
After the screening, stick around for a Q&A with director Jessicca Moore and a panel of her colleagues who appeared in or were involved with creating the documentary.
The screening of "Why Not Home" is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Birth Center. Friends of the SF Birth Center is a non-profit entity focused exclusively on fundraising and grant-making to ensure that lower-income families seeking care at the San Francisco Birth Center have equal access to the full suite of prenatal, birth, and postpartum support services.
Purchase tickets in advance here. http://whynothomedocumentary.bpt.me/
A portion of your ticket purchase will be donated to Friends of the San Francisco Birth Center. Learn more about FOSFBC at http://www.sfbirthcenterfriends.org/