by Melissa Garvey, ACNM Writer and Editor
Back by popular demand, ACNM’s former Tuesday Night at the Movies is moving up to prime time on Saturday, June 12, 8- 10:30pm. Feel free to invite your friends, colleagues, and clients to this FREE film festival featuring birth and pregnancy-related movies. This year, we’ll be showing:
Natural Born Babies: A Modern Birth Story
Told by 10 mothers, this short film chronicles their journeys to challenge the conventional hospital birth model by giving birth in their own way. Lorrie Walker, CNM, owner and director of South Coast Midwifery & Women’s Health Care in Orange County, CA, also shares her insights and wisdom in overcoming the medical model of birth. Get a glimpse of the film here.
Produced by the Family Health and Birth Center in northeast DC, this short documentary captures the lives of two African American caregivers who help women during the transition to motherhood. Certified nurse-midwife Lisa strives to provide the peaceful and beautiful home birth experience she had herself. Joan, a breastfeeding peer counselor, shares her experience as a teen mom and former birth center client. In pursuing their passion, Lisa and Joan empower the women they encounter and the community they work in. Watch the trailer here.
Washington (State) Correction Center for Women has created a unique program that allows minimum-security inmate mothers the opportunity to live with their babies in a designated unit. This documentary shows an intimate portrait of five inmate mothers and their infants. It explores the struggles of raising a child in an institution, the challenges the women face as they prepare to re-enter the community, and the joy they experience as the bond develops with their infants.
We’ll also be showing the winning submissions from the Third Annual ACNM Video Contest. See you there!
Register for the ACNM 55th Annual Meeting June 12 – 16 in Washington, DC
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