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Give Light Film: Stories from Indigenous Midwives

November 9 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

GIVE LIGHT: Stories from Indigenous Midwives is a new documentary that brings the voiceof Indigenous Midwives to the maternity care dialogue in partnership with NorthamptonCommunity College (NCC) will be hosting an in-person screening on November 9th from 11-1pm in the Northampton Community College (NCC), College Center 220. An incredible paneldiscussion will follow the screening.In GIVE LIGHT, filmmaker Steph Smith criss-crosses the globe posing the question “why arethe benefits of the traditional midwife practice absent in most modern care?”GIVE LIGHT explores the maternity care crisis worldwide and moves audiences towardsbridging the gap between traditional wisdom and modern technology. With over 90% of womenbirthing in hospitals, the US has the highest maternal and infant mortality rates amongcomparable developed countries and extreme racial disparity in mortality rates (from theCenter for American Progress 2019). Midwives have been proven to decrease risk ofunnecessary interventions, and increase satisfaction with quality of care. Yet, less than 10% ofbirths are attended by midwives in the United States and lower in other countries. Why?Through unique access to interviews with Indigenous Midwives from five continents, GIVELIGHT examines the benefits and challenges to the profession of midwifery


November 9
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
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