"Why Not Home?" is a recently released documentary that explores the reasons that home birth is becoming an increasingly popular choice. The film focuses on doctors, nurses and midwives who attend births in hospitals yet have made the choice to have planned home births for themselves.
Susan Schmidt, CNM and Cathy Gallagher, CNM will host the screening and moderate a panel discussion with women who have recently given birth at home. Susan and Cathy became friends years ago while bonding over having had Cesarean births with their first babies. Both women went on to subsequently have beautiful planned home births for their younger children. Their personal experiences inspired them to become Doulas and then Midwives. They have years of experience attending births at hospitals, birthing centers and in clients homes. Their current work at Journey to Birth focuses on providing holistic well women care as well as enhanced prenatal care and attending planned home births.