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The Face Of Birth Film Launch -

Coming to Simply Birthing Yoga

Date:  23rd March 2012 (Friday)

Time:  6-8:30pm

Where: 102 Booth Street Annandale NSW 2038

Ph: Jenny Schellhorn 0403 957 879

Cost:   $20 incl. refreshments (Bookings Essential)

"Babes in Arms Welcome" 

Special Guest Speaker:  Renee Adair (Founder & Director of The AUstralian Doula College)

Option 1: $20 Full Price
Option 2: $15 Concession


 or by ringing Jenny to pay/book over the phone on 0403 957 879


The Face Of Birth. A film about pregnancy, childbirth and the power of choice. 

3 years in the making, filmed across the globe from London to Alice Springs, The Face Of Birth is a moving documentary with vital information for anyone considering giving birth in Australia today.


In 2009 it nearly became illegal in Australia to have a homebirth. Three years later in 2012 the amount of women choosing a home birth has doubled! Who are these women and why are the government and medical establishment so against them?


Following the diverse heart warming and sometimes heart wrenching stories of a hand full of home birth mothers as they guide us through the plethora of information and opinions about where to give birth and with whom. The films helps sort out fact from fiction around the politics, risks, safety and fear in birth.


Over 25 of the world top birth experts were interviewed, including the famed Sheila Kitzinger author of over 26 books on pregnancy and childbirth, and the founder of modern midwifery in the USA; Ina May Gaskin.


We hear from Australian pro home birth obstetricians Euan Wallace and Andrew Bisits, both doctors have started up hospital run home birth pilot programs. And on the other side of the birth pool debate, Dr Rupert Sherwood, who is the president of RANZCOG ( Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecology) the college to which they all belong that doesn’t support home birth.


Our diverse home birth mothers include AFI award winning actress Noni Hazlehurst. She’s know by one generation from Playschool and another from City Homicide, but do her fans know why she chose a home birth?


Mother and doctor Sarah Renwick Lau, chose a home birth for her second child after her first baby was delivered by C-section at maternity hospital in Darwin where she also worked. It seems her independent midwife gave much better care than her colleagues at the hospital.


And young Aboriginal mum Tanya Kunoth, from the remote community Utopia in central Australia, who had two babies in hospital and two babies on country, she shares why it’s so important for her to be able to birth on her land, and why for her home felt safer than in hospital.


Beautifully shot and openly revealing, The Face Of Birth tells about all the things we never knew about birth and the power of choice.