Upcoming CiC Events and News!

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Monday Night! The Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition Launch at UCLA 

 
 
Monday, March 5th, 4pm – 5:30pm; FREE
Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium, UCLA
308 Charles E. Young Drive North
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549

CiC is thrilled to announce our newest project: The Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition! Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein’s hugely influential documentary, The Business of Being Born, has been adapted for college and university classroom viewings and will premiere at UCLA Monday night. The half-hour screening will be followed by an hour-long Q and A discussion with Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein, Elan McAllister, Davi Khalsa, Dr. Suzanne Gelberg-Lenz, MD, and actresses Kellie Martin and Alyson Hannigan.

This free event is open to the public and is sponsored by Choices in Childbirth

Questions and to RSVP:
E-mail Julia@ChoicesInChildbirth.org
For more information, please visit www.ClassroomBoBB.blogspot.com

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Monday Night! NYC Screening of More Business of Being Born

 
Monday, March 5, 2012, 6-8pm, adults only, $10
Museum of Motherhood, 401 E. 84th St. (bet. 1st & York)
 
Don’t miss this amazing limited engagement! The NYC screening of More Business of Being Born: Special Deliveries: Celebrity Mothers Talk Straight on Birth and panel discussion hosted by Urbanity|baby Maternity Concierge.

All ticketholders are automatically entered to instantly win one of many wonderful giveaways. Expert Panelists include: CiC Board Member Terry Richmond (Co-founder of Birth Day Presence), Nicole Feliciano, Brooke Alpert, Debra Flashenberg, and Leah Keller. There is a Special Savings for UrbanityBaby Facebook fans! “Like” them on Facebook here and get a free ticket when you purchase 2.

For more information or ticketing information please contact info@urbanitybaby.com or call 212.787.4736. Tickets may also be purchased online at: http://urbanitybabymbobb.eventbrite.com/.

Tuesday Night!  Inspiring Birth Stories

 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 6:15-8:30pm, FREE
Congregation Habonim, 44 W. 66th St., bet. Central Park West & Columbus
 
Join us for one of Choices in Childbirth’s most popular events: an evening of inspiring birth stories. New parents will share their birth experiences in hospital, birth center, and home settings. They will talk about the challenges they faced and explain how they found support and ultimately the strength within themselves to labor and birth their babies in powerful ways. Come get inspired! Midwife Miriam Schwarzschild and Doula Marin Bach will be on hand to answer questions.
As part of our constant efforts to reach a larger base of expectant parents, Choices in Childbirth will be recording this session so that these valuable and inspiring stories can be shared with a wider and more diverse audience. Attendees will be asked to sign a release. RSVP Here!

On Sale Now! The Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition

$24.99 for the full digital dvd package
Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein’s documentary, The Business of Being Born, has been made into a 30-minute university classroom version! It reaches out to young adults BEFORE they confront their own birth decisions – challenging the prevailing assumptions about birth providers and current obstetrical management trends. The dvd is accompanied by a toolkit designed by Gene DeClerq that aims to facilitate meaningful conversation in the classroom. While devised with an initial focus on undergraduate classes in Sociology, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, and Public Health, The Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition could be used for a myriad of university disciplines. Click here to learn more about this program. 

March 22: Cesarean Birth & VBAC Meeting

 
 
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:15-8:30pm, FREE
14th Street Y, 344 14th Street, btwn. 1st & 2nd Aves
 
Considering VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) or giving birth by cesarean? Wondering what your options are? If so, please join us for an evening of inspiring birth stories and discussions on a range of issues related to cesarean birth and VBAC.

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