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‘WHY NOT HOME?’ Massachusetts Premiere Documentary Screening with Panel Q&A — Doctors and Nurses Discuss Maternity Care In and Out of Hospital

August 25, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm

$20 – $35

‘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 hasn’t been seen before. Beyond 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 a time when they are falling in every other industrialized country. Why Not Home? challenges viewers to move beyond the polarization and judgment that has plagued this issue for decades and instead embrace a more integrated and collaborative model for the future.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Massachusetts premiere of Why Not Home.  We hope to share this event with a wide audience; whether you are curious about the choice of homebirth or a seasoned birth worker this highly acclaimed documentary will leave you in awe of not only the creative power of women’s bodies but the thoughtful and intelligent choices we have surrounding childbirth in this country. Immediately following the film we will have a panel of homebirth parents; including Eugene Declercq, PhD, Audra Karp, CPM, Katie Hutchinson, DrPH, CNM, MSN, Alexa Zaccagnino, PharmD, BCPS & Michael Zaccagnino, MD for Q & A. We hope you can join us on this exciting evening!
WHENThursday, August 25, 2016 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM (EDT)WHERESomerville Theatre, Theater #3 – 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144 Purchase tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-not-home-boston-area-premiere-film-screening-with-qa-panel-tickets-26342276458View movie trailer here:

The Massachusetts Midwives Alliance (MMA) is a professional trade organization created by and for a dynamic and diverse group of midwives. The MMA was founded to build cooperation among midwives, and to promote midwifery as a means of improving health care for women and their families.



August 25, 2016
6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
$20 – $35
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