MICROBIRTH film screening in Asheville, Dec. 14

From a press release:

Microbirth” is a new 60-minute documentary investigating the latest scientific research about the microscopic events happening during childbirth. These events could have life-long consequences for the health of our children and potentially could even impact mankind. The film will be screened on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. at Asheville Brew & View, 675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. The event is sponsored by Mountain Midwifery Arts. The film screening is a fundraising effort to support North Carolina Friends of Midwives (ncfom.org).  A $5-$10 donation at the door is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Asheville has a long standing history of women and families choosing to birth in a way that protects the long-term health and well-being of our children.  Science is finally catching up with us–especially in the fields of epigenetics, immunology & midwifery.  This new feature length (60 minute) documentary interviews experts in four countries: The United Kingdom, The United States, Australia & Canada.  This important information has the power to shape our choices around childbirth, antibiotics and food to ensure that we are protecting a healthy microbiome in our children. The film is a global campaign to end the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCD) we have seen on a steep rise in first world countries. We have hit a wall with our life expectancy if consumers (birthing families) do not demand safer birthing options for women.

The only change that happens comes from informed decisions of birthing families and their care providers. Women have been denied access to the option of certified professional midwives (CPM’s) in North Carolina by legislature and politics. All of our neighboring states–South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia–support professional homebirth midwives by law.

Please join us with this inspiring film screening and bring friends, families, birth workers, human rights advocates, medics, midwives,  doctors, nurses and politicians. We all need an understanding of how our immune system is seeded during birth to protect our long-term health. Without knowledge, we lack the power to ensure the healthy future of our children.

A local resource list will be passed out during the event to further your education about the importance of the human microbiome and connect you to practitioners in our area.  For more information, call 828-254-1281 or go to microbirth.com.

About Susan Foster
Freelance writer passionate about wellness and spirituality, clinical psychologist, avid hiker and reader. Follow me @susanjfosterphd

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