Dr. Michelle Minikel thought home birth was crazy-until she got pregnant. Turns out
she’s not alone. 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 the personal stories, Why Not Home? is a critical and thoroughly researched
look at how maternity care is provided in the US and the choices we are giving
women and families about that care. Maternal mortality rates are rising in the US at at
time when they are falling in every other industrialized country.
Why Not Home? challenges viewers to move beyond the polarization and judgement that has plagued this
issue for decades and instead embrace a more integrated and collaborative model for
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About the event
Join us for a nourishing meal, fresh juice and healthy treat, available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our local business exhibitors. There's also great prizes in our raffle thanks to our exhibitors and generous local businesses.
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel followed by prize raffle
9.00pm event concludes