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I'm hosting a midwifery education day at the cool little bistro Mint Tea!
I'll be showing the documentary "The Business of Being Born," and you will hear from 2 rad homebirth midwives serving families in SW Washington along with first hand stories from some lovely mamas and papas about why they chose to birth with a Certified Professional Midwife at home and at a free standing birth center. And, snag some coupons for free fancy cloth diapers from Cotton Babies! (while supplies last)
I wanted to have this event because I am passionate about educating the public about birth, options, and discuss the very real fact that our perceptions of birth are shaped by our culture, fear, media.
There is a serious shortage of midwives in Washington state, especially the Vancouver area, and because this is my community where I want to serve as a midwife (somewhere in Southern Washington...the gorge is my most favorite place in all the world. And there are no midwives there as far as I can tell.)
I want to create a space where families can be honest, vulnerable, ask questions, and gain insight.
If all goes well this time around I will host an event like this again next month showing another birth related documentary and holding a discussion around it.
So come on out June 4th ! Spread the word.