On Mother's Day, Sunday May 8th, Columbia Area Midwives are hosting a free screening of the new documentary movie "Why Not Home? The Surprising Birth Choices of Doctors and Nurses" at 7:00 pm at Ragtag Cinema (10 Hitt Street, Columbia Missouri.)
Why Not Home? 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.
We will have midwives as well as some local hospital care providers who chose to give birth at home at the screening to briefly share their stories and answer questions during the Q&A after the film.
Click here to View the film's trailer