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"Freedom For Birth" and Q&A with Ina May

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Showing of Documentary and
Q&A with Ina May Gaskin


(A global documentary film presented by one world birth)

Freedom for Birth is a new 58 min campaigning film that re-frames Human Rights as the most pressing issue in childbirth today. In many countries, women are being denied the most basic human right of autonomy over their own bodies. They cannot choose how & where to give birth. Those that persist are sometimes forced to surrender to surgery or threatened with having their babies taken away. In many countries, midwives face criminal prosecution & imprisonment for attending home births. Freedom for Birth calls for radical reform so that these Human Rights violations stop and women are afforded real choice as to how and where they give birth.


Sunday November 18th 2012

Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Place
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Quiet babies in arms only, please
Light Refreshments will be served

Q&A with Ina May Gaskin after the Film
Internationally Acclaimed Midwife

“I write in strong support of the ‘Freedom For Birth’ film. The abuse of women’s human rights in the area of maternity care is widespread, and it is contributing to the rapid erosion of obstetrical/midwifery skills that used to be considered mandatory for all maternity care providers.”

bio For the last 40 years, Ina May Gaskin, founder of the Farm Midwifery Center, has stood at the forefront of the midwifery movement. Using techniques learned from traditional, indigenous midwives all over the world, Ina May has attended over 1200 births. She is the author of Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, the classic Spiritual Midwifery, and Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, as well as her newest book, Birth Matters: how what we don’t know about nature, bodies and surgery can hurt us.”

Co-Sponsored by:

BirthNet of Rockland & Bergen Counties
The Reproductive Justice Committee of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood