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Film Screening/Panel Discussion "Why Not Home?": Homebirth In the US

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Shasta College

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11555 Old Oregon Trail

Redding, CA 96003

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Nurse practitioner Jessicca Moore doesn’t fit the image of a home birth mom. But she and many of her medical colleagues -- doctors, nurses and midwives -- are choosing to give birth at home instead of the hospital. In her new film called “Why Not Home?” Moore explores what’s behind their decisions, from an OB/GYN’s concerns about hospitals’ labor-timing protocols, high rates of infection, induction and cesareans, to a nurse’s lament about how much time she spends with charts, computers and paperwork, to others wanting the same caregiver for their entire pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Moore, who produced and directed this film, says she created it because she wanted to challenge cultural assumptions about what birth is and what it can be. She hopes the film will serve as a catalyst for change.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of local healthcare providers and clients.
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Redding, CA 96003

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