As part of their Healthy University series, Lucas County Health Center (LCHC) is hosting a screening of “The Mama Sherpas: A Documentary About Midwives Across America” on Saturday, February 6 from 10 – 11:30 AM at the Vision II Movie Theater.
The community is invited to attend this movie screening, free of charge. Attendees will also have the chance to meet Sharon Squibb, Certified Nurse Midwife and learn more about OB services at LCHC. Refreshments will be served and door prizes, including a $50 gift card, will be given away.
From executive producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (The Business of Being Born), this topical new documentary, directed by Brigid Maher, examines a growing shift in the birthing industry: the rise of Caesarean sections. With C-section rates dangerously over 30% in America, are midwives the solution? In recent years, the idea of a “collaborative care” practice where doctors and midwives manage women’s care together has begun to gain traction. Research has demonstrated that collaborative care models produce better outcomes for mother and baby, including fewer C-sections. This moving and urgent film provides an intimate lens into how midwives across the country work within and better the hospital system, redefining how the US looks at the birthing process.
For more information or to register, visit www.lchcia.com or call 641-774-3219.