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From the Birth Care Network website:
 
Birth Care Network is excited to team up with the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition to host a screening of Freedom For Birth, a new documentary that reframes childbirth as the most pressing global Human Rights issue today. The film is launching with hundreds of premieres all over the world on the same day, Thursday 20th September 2012.

Made by British filmmakers Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, Freedom For Birth film tells the story of an Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb who has been jailed for supporting women giving birth at home. One of the home birth mothers supported by Ms Gereb decided to take a stand and won a landmark case in the European Court of Human Rights that has major implications for childbirth around the world.

The film also features many of the world’s leading birth experts and activists: Ina May Gaskin, Michel Odent, Sheila Kitzinger, Robbie Davis- Floyd, Dr. Sarah Buckley plus more academics, midwives, doulas, OB/GYNs, birth educators, campaigners, lawyers and parents. For more information or to see the trailer go to www.freedomforbirth.com .
After the film there will be a Q and A with the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition as well as information regarding the state of birth choices and home birth in Kentucky.KHBC will be asking for donations to support KHBC’s work to license Certified Professional Midwives in KY. Kentucky families have the right to chose their place of birth and birth attendant, and Birth Care Network supports all safe and positive birth options for women in our community.
Join us in the Community Room at Commonwealth Bank in St. Matthews at 6:30 for socialization, and we’ll hit “play” at 7:00pm.This event is open to BCN & KHBC members, friends, and everyone in the community!  Please RSVP on Facebook!

Download your own flyer to print and share here.

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ICAN PSA #2

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Birthrights: The Risk of Choice

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A Family-Centered Cesarean


If your cesarean birth had been like this one, would you feel any differently towards the experience?  Do you think your postpartum period might have been different?

What would it take for our local Louisville-area hospitals to give their cesarean babies a gentler beginning?

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We’re so looking forward to ICAN of Louisville’s December meeting, on Monday, December 6th at 7pm.

Please join us for a film showing of

Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing,

a documentary by childbirth anthropologist Vicki Elson.

Following the film, ICAN’s professional subscribers will introduce themselves and be on hand to discuss on the services they offer.   Join us for a time of film-discussion and of course snacking, and the announcement of our 2011 Meeting Schedule!

Our ICAN T-shirts will also be available for sale at the meeting.  ($12 for ican subscribers, $15 for the community).

Burgundy shirts are in a fitted “woman’s cut” and black T’s are in a maternity, nursing-mamas, lose cut.

 

Front of the Shirt

Front of the Shirt

Back of the Shirt

 

Our meeting will be held in a new location:

the Babyology meeting room at 3934 Dutchmans Ln., 40207

RSVP on Facebook.

 

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Louisville’s Birth Care Network will be showing and discussing the film Orgasmic Birth on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

Check out the Facebook event here:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229164232846&ref=mf

Hope to see you there!

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