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Old 02-18-2008, 01:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Montreal & Area Folks,

Mark your Calendars! Thursday April 3, there will be a screening of the Business of Being Born in Montreal at the Concordia University Auditorium.
In addition to the screening of the film we will have a panel of an OBGYN, a family doc, a midwife, and a doula. Names of the panelists will be released soon. The panel will be discussing childbirth in Montreal. Audience members will be able to ask questions in French or English, though unfortunately the film is not yet available with subtitles in French.

The Event is sponsored by AWHONN(Association of Womens Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses) Group MAMAN, Safe Labour International, and Montreal Birth Companions.

The event is a charity fund raiser for Safe Labour International, an organization devoted to improving birthing conditions in West Africa, and Montreal Birth Companions, a non-profit organization supplying disadvantaged women in Montreal with labour support(doulas).
More information will follow as it comes, so keep checking in on us. There will be a website soon.
Hope to see y'all there.

Une message en francais va suivre bientot!
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Awesome, I am glad to here this and will mark my calander to be there. I'm anxious to hear who the panelist will be.
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Cool! Thanks for letting us know!

Kate, mom to 7 year old Djuna and 4 yr old Alden. Missing our good friend Hal the cat who died June 2, 2010

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Cookie, You are a Montreal doula? Who are you? Where were you trained?
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I was thinking of asking you the same thing sage.naissance (I checked your previous messages to see if you were a midwife as I noticed you were in the Montreal area and saw that you were a doula).

I'm Katrina....I trained with Holistic Perinatal Associates. You? I'm also in search of a doula to partner (or at least do back-up for each other) if you happen to know someone that is interested. I've taken a little time away from doula-ing but getting back into it now.
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Katrina! I'm HPA too! Just in the program now. I will be going to midwifery school in the fall though. I have a partner right now, and I'm out of here by July (portland oregon, woo hoo!), but I'll see if I know anyone who is interested.
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Awesome, Stephanie!! Did you do any other training besides HPA? I read that you were seeing 4 births a month. I didn't do that many when I was in my training (it would have been awesome but I had an itty bitty baby when I did the training so it wouldn't have been possible anyways).

And midwifery training....my dream but I'm not so into the medical model here in Quebec and with a family it isn't so possible just to pick up so I can follow my dream. I've thought about the programs in Ontario (the universities) but an thinking they also follow a very medical model and I want something more holistic.

I'd love to hear how your training goes to become a midwife....I know several HPA doulas have gone that route.
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Finally! A showing near me!

I'll definitely be planning a visit home that week.
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Posters will be up and about Montreal next week. Tell all your friends!

So far confirmed panelists are: Perl Feldman, family practice physician, Rivka Cymbalist/Lesley Everest, doulas.
The midwife, nurse and OBGYN should be confirmed next week.

Its going to be a fantastic film and a very exciting discussion so don't miss it! I would love to see some young not yet mamas, students, some non-natural birthers, cynics etc, there. I would love to see some diverse discussion about this real feminist issue.

More information shall follow.
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Updates!
Hi Montreal Mamas!
We have a facebook page up now, so any facebookers join the event and invite all! Spread the good word!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=9323377394

Thanks ladies. For those of you non facebookers, here is the general press release info so far:

The evening will begin with a screening of the film 'The Business of Being Born' Produced by Rikki Lake, and directed by Abby Epstein.
This documentary interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights, as well as shocking statistics about the current maternity care system in the U.S.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion. Renowned panelists include, among others, Amy Slotnick, producer of “The Business of Being Born”; Isabelle Brabant, Montreal midwife; Dr. Perle Feldman, family doctor; Luisa Ciofani, nurse practitioner and past Quebec Chapter coordinator of AWHONN-Canada; and local doulas, Rivka Cymbalist and Lesley Everest. Moderator for the evening panel will be Dr. Sonia Seminic, Assistant Professor, McGill University School of Nursing and current Quebec Chapter Coordinator of AWHONN-Canada.

Panelists will discuss how the film is common to, and differs from the situation in Quebec, and our unique maternity crisis here. A variety of topics surrounding birthing will be discussed. Audience members will have time to ask questions.
There will also be a raffle.

The evening will benefit two local charities, Safe Labor International and Montreal Birth Companions.

It is our hope to show this film to a broad demographic, not just mothers, but students, feminists, etc. So do come and bring friends and family.
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The screening is SUCH GREAT NEWS!! I'm thrilled. I'm due in June with our second!
When/where can we buy tickets?

One thing, though -- I think the Facebook link below is not working. I got an error message on it from Internet Explorer.

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We have a facebook page up now, so any facebookers join the event and invite all! Spread the good word!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=9323377394
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Sarah! I am a friend of Johannes from her doula class! Stephanie. Tell her I've been meaning to call her for ages & we all miss her!
Congratulations and I hope you are feeling good. I've heard so much about you! It will be great to meet you.
You can buy tickets from me shortly, or at Bummis, Maman Bebe et cafe, or from Rivka, hopefully soon.
Ill investigate the facebook link.
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Here are the official up to date press releases. This event is sponsored by Bummis. The giveaways for the raffle are piling up and are getting really good!

PRESS RELEASE: “THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN” BENEFIT EVENING
FOR RELEASE IMMEDIATELY

Safe Labor International, Montreal Birth Companions, AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) and Groupe MAMAN (Mouvement pour l'Autonomie dans la Maternité et pour l'Accouchement Naturel) have joined to present a unique, pre-release screening of the groundbreaking documentary, “The Business of Being Born,” produced by actress/talk-show host Ricki Lake and Amy Slotnick, and directed by Abby Epstein.

This provocative film interlaces intimate birth stories and scenes with surprising historical, political and scientific insights into the birth process, as well as revealing statistics about the current maternity care system in the U.S. As a powerful commentary on the medicalisation of childbirth, this film is a must-see for maternity health care providers, parents-to-be, women’s health advocates, and supporters of natural childbirth.

The film will premiere in Montreal on Thursday April 3, at 6 PM, at Concordia University (1455 de Maisonneuve West, room H-110). Amy Slotnick, producer of “The Business of Being Born”, will be present to introduce the film and respond to audience questions. The film will be followed by an open panel discussion of such issues as the power of birthing, and women’s options for childbirth in Quebec. Amy Slotnick will be joined on the panel by a diversity of local maternity care experts, including midwife Isabelle Brabant, clinical nurse specialist Luisa Ciofani, doula Rivka Cymbalist and Dr. Perle Feldman. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Sonia Semenic, Assistant Professor, McGill University School of Nursing.

Tickets are available by pre-sale at the following locations:

Bummis, 115 Mont-Royal West (corner St. Urbain)

Maman Bebe & Café, 5814 Sherbrooke West

Doors open at 5:45 PM. Ticket prices are $10 at the door, $9 in advance, and $7 for students. In addition, 100 “pay-what-you-can” seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the door to ensure accessibility to all. Raffle tickets for the evening’s charity raffle will be sold at the door for $10.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit two local charities, Safe Labor International, and Montreal Birth Companions. More information about the event is available at: http://benefitforbirth.tripod.com/. More information about the film “The Business of Being Born” (including trailer) is available at: http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/home.htm.

* film to be presented in English; panel discussion to be in both English and French


COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE : SOIRÉE-BÉNÉFICE « THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN »
POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE

Safe Labor International, Montreal Birth Companions, AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) et Groupe Maman (Mouvement pour l’autonomie dans la maternité et pour l’accouchement naturel) se joignent pour présenter une avant-première unique du documentaire percutant « The Business of Being Born », produit par l’actrice et animatrice Ricki Lake et Amy Slotnick et dirigé par Abby Epstein.

Ce film provocateur, qui entrecroise différentes histoires de naissance, jette un regard historique, politique et scientifique surprenant sur le processus de la naissance et révèle des statistiques fort intéressantes sur le système de soins de maternité aux États-Unis. Ce film, qui se veut une critique de la médicalisation de l’accouchement, est à voir pour tous les professionnels de la santé oeuvrant dans le domaine des soins de maternité, les futurs parents, les défenseurs de la santé des femmes et les partisans de l’accouchement naturel.

« The Business of Being Born » sera présenté en grande première à Montréal le jeudi 3 avril à 18h à l’Université Concordia (1455, Maisonneuve ouest, salle H-110). Amy Slotnick, productrice, sera présente afin de présenter le film et de répondre aux questions de l’auditoire. La présentation du film sera suivie d’une table ronde portant sur l’accouchement et les options offertes aux femmes qui accouchent au Québec. Amy Slotnick sera entourée de différents experts locaux en matière de soins de maternité tels que la sage-femme Isabelle Brabant, l’infirmière et experte-conseil Luisa Ciofani, la doula Rivka Cymbalist et Dre Perle Feldman. La table ronde sera modérée par Dre Sonia Semenic, professeure adjointe à l’École des sciences infirmières de l’Université McGill.

Les billets sont disponibles en prévente aux endroits suivants :
Bummis, 115, Mont-Royal ouest (coin St-Urbain)
Maman Bébé & Café, 5814, Sherbrooke ouest

Les portes ouvriront à 17h45. Les prix des billets sont de 10$ à la porte, de 9$ en prévente et de 7$ pour les étudiants. De plus, des places « payez le montant que vous pouvez » seront disponibles aux 100 premiers arrivés afin d’assurer l’accessibilité à tous. Des billets au coût de 10$ seront en vente à la porte pour la tombola de la soirée-bénéfice.

Tous les profits de la soirée seront remis à Safe Labor International et Montreal Birth Companions, deux œuvres de charité locales. Pour plus d’information à propos de cet événement, veuillez consulter le http://benefitforbirth.tripod.com. Pour plus d’information sur le film « The Business of Being Born » (incluant une bande-annonce), rendez-vous au http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/home.htm.

* Le film sera présenté en anglais. La table ronde se déroulera en français et en anglais.
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Can I just say "Youppi!!!" that this film is being shown in Montreal?!!! Whoohoooo *doing the Dance of Joy*! ::
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Just bought my ticket at Bummis this week!
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Thanks for your support y'all! Cant wait to see you all there, this event is going to be fantastic. Look for us doulas in purple Montreal Birth Companions t-shirts!
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Doctor Shear has been confirmed as our OBGYN
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We are now providing Childcare.
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I was there tonight. Great film! I was bummed that I had to leave before the panel discussion though.

Kate, mom to 7 year old Djuna and 4 yr old Alden. Missing our good friend Hal the cat who died June 2, 2010

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I was there tonight. Great film! I was bummed that I had to leave before the panel discussion though.
Don't worry, you didn't miss anything that we don't already hear everyday(c-sections by choice are ok, epidurals are ok, induction ok etc)...I actually wish we had left earlier. The panel discussion really ruined the feeling of a great movie... I am EXTREMELY saddened by this
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I was there tonight. Great film! I was bummed that I had to leave before the panel discussion though.
Don't worry, you didn't miss anything that we don't already hear everyday(c-sections by choice are ok, epidurals are ok, induction ok etc)...I actually wish we had left earlier. The panel discussion really ruined the feeling of a great movie... I am EXTREMELY saddened by this
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