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Movie With The Midwives!

The Arizona Association of Midwives invite you to join us for another wonderful night of community and support for midwifery!



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 we are providing maternity care 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 the future.

Immediately following the film a panel of several local nurses and doctors who have either attended births in the out-of-hospital setting, chosen to birth at home, or both, will engage us with discussion about choosing and supporting out-of-hospital birth. We have a great panel assembled including: 


  • Belinda Hodder, CNM

  • Dr. Anne Marie Palzer, ND

  • Lynette Casey, CNM

  • Jessica Barra, RN

  • Dr. Leticia Qamar-Busler, ND


Date:  Saturday June 25th, 2016


Time: 5:30-8:30 pm


Location: SW Herb Shop & Gathering Place

                   148 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201


Tickets:  $̶1̶5̶ ̶P̶r̶e̶-̶s̶a̶l̶e̶ ̶u̶n̶t̶i̶l̶ ̶6̶/̶2̶4̶/̶1̶6̶

                 $18 at the door


Ticket price includes:

  • One drink ticket - beer, wine, non-alcoholic

  • Classic movie staples: popcorn and candy 

  • One raffle ticket for the chance to take home a special prize at the end of the night!

This is a fundraising event, a chance to support your local midwifery association! 100% of proceeds will go directly to the Arizona Association of Midwives legal fund. We will have a raffle for some  great prizes, so come with a giving heart and some cash for extra raffle tickets!


Bring your partner and invite your friends, but please leave the kiddos at home (babies in arms are okay), and enjoy a night out! Please share this event far and wide! We are looking forward to this wonderful evening and hope you can join us!


Movie run time: 78 minutes plus a post-screening discussion

Official Website:

Director/ Producer: Jessica Moore, FNP


AAM Is Thankful For The Support Of Our Event Sponsors! 

Check out their websites and show them some love today!  
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