Join OC Doula Collective LLC for the screening of Why not Home?, a documentary that explores the out of hospital birthing choices of medical professionals.
10am: Doors open for mingling
11am: Screening begins
12:15pm: Q&A with local medical and birth professionals:
1:00PM - Event ends
We need to sell 40 tickets by April 22nd to make this event happen! Once the minimum is met, tickets will be available for purchase up until 24hrs before the event. In the case that the minimum of 40 tickets is NOT met, a refund will be given by Brown Paper Tickets to all purchased tickets.
Please print ticket and bring for check in at the movie theater at 10am.
About the Film
Dr. Michelle Minikel thought home birth was crazy--until she got pregnant. Turns out shes not alone. Why Not Home? exposes a secret from within the medical community. A small but growing number of doctors, midwives, and nurses who attend birth in the hospital are choosing to have their own children at home.
Through the compelling stories of women who choose to go outside the hospitals where they practice to give birth, viewers experience the beauty and challenges facing families both at home and in the hospital in a way that hasnt been seen before.
Beyond the personal stories, Why Not Home? is a critical and thoroughly researched look at how we are providing maternity care in the US and the choices we are giving women and families about that care. Maternal mortality rates are rising in the US at at time when they are falling in every other industrialized country. Why Not Home? chal-lenges viewers to move beyond the polarization and judgement that has plagued this issue for decades and instead embrace a more integrated and collaborative model for the future.