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Why Not Home? Documentary and Q&A with Dr Sarah Buckley

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Home birth education makes the right choice for families
When my mother had me, there was no such thing as fathers coming into the delivery room or for that matter even waiting outside; let alone parents having the choice of how they want their child delivered. It was just the one option, in the hospital ward with the nurses and the doctor. Obviously, things have changed dramatically since then.

Homebirth Queensland Inc is hosting a film night with questions and answers at the New Farm Cinema on Saturday 10th September 2016. The movie is titled "Why Not Home?" and cost of the evening is $20.25 per person if you purchase your tickets online or $30.00 per person at the door. Doors to the cinema open at 6.00pm.

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Photo Courtesy of Homebirth Queensland Inc.

The role and goals of Homebirth Queensland Inc. is to promote the right choice for the individual in all birth and health matters. They offer education and support to all pregnant women along with natural healing methods for pain relief and nutrition. You can also click on a link on their page where can find a midwife and/or birth-worker residing near you.

The organisation has an on-line shop where purchases of CD' magazines, books and other interesting items can be sourced.

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Subscribe to Down to Birth Magazine (Photo courtesy of Homebirth Queensland Inc.)

Many women are now opting to return to what their ancestors did eons ago and have home births. Of course, medical awareness and techniques are far more advanced today. Women feel safe and relaxed at home in familiar surroundings and also have the added bonus of all family able to be present when the birth takes place.

Support Group sessions for families are held in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Times and venues can be located on their website. Cost per family at these groups sessions are $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. You are asked to bring a plate of healthy food to share after the meeting concludes.

If you would like to become a member of Homebirth Queensland Inc you can fill out the membership form on their webpage. Members receive a copy of their Down to Birth Magazine which is delivered quarterly. New members also receive two past copies to add to their collection. Membership is $30/year of $50 for two years.

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Book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr Sarah Buckley (Photo courtesy of Homebirth Queensland Inc.)

Doctors, midwives and nurses are now also in the growing number people choosing to opt for home births. The film follows the life stories of two women who choose to go outside the hospitals. Their stories will educate the viewer in the beauty and challenges facing each family who take the decision seriously about the choice of home births versus hospital births. Dr Sarah Buckley, who is the author of the best-selling book, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, hopes to inspire discussion after the film.

The New Farm Cinema is situated at 701 Brunswick Street, New Farm.
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Why? Birth options for families
When: Saturday 10th September 2016
Phone: Homebirth Queensland Inc.
Where: New Farm Cinema, 701 Brunswick Street, New Farm.
Cost: $20.25 online - $30 at door
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