Leaders with Childbirth in Chattanooga announced the screening of the film "Midwife" this month at Barking Legs Theater.
The screening will be the first fundraiser for the organization, which is an online resource for parents that recently had its one-year anniversary.
The organization's goal is to be a resource for anyone from expecting to experienced parents who are researching parenting decisions. The group's motto is "a place for all parents."
What: Screening of "Midwife" and post-screening discussion with a panel of certified professional midwifes
When: Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $10 in advance (click here to order), $10 cash at the door or $11 credit/debit card via PayPal at the door
It's made up of volunteers, mostly mothers, whose goal is to promote and educate. Now, the group's leaders are raising funds to pursue nonprofit status in an effort to make a larger impact on the community, according to a news release.
The movie follows Minnesota home birth midwife Sarah Biermeier during her first year as a certified professional midwife.
"The documentary quietly shows the life of a home birth midwife, from prenatals to births to postpartums, while also examining what the birth environment looks like in states where home birth midwifery is not legal and families are faced with fewer birth options," according to the movie's Facebook page.
Twenty-two states do not allow certified professional midwifes to attend home births, according to a news release from Childbirth of Chattanooga.
"If a midwife chooses to practice anyway, they are faced with the possibility of arrest," according to the Facebook page. "In an act that should be simple, giving birth has become a human rights issue and a political event."
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