You're invited to a special screening of "Breastmilk," Ricki Lake's newest documentary. A discussion panel will follow with breastfeeding experts:
Gwen Whittit, RN, IBCLC
Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition
Coordinator, High 5 for Mom and Baby
Barbara Morrison, PhD, RN, CNM
Associate Professor, Janice M. Riordan Distinguished Professorship in
Maternal Child Health,
Wichita State University
Marcia Streiff, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CNM, IBCLC
Owner, Lactation Consultants of Kansas
Thursday, August 7
Eugene M Hughes Metropolitan Complex
5015 E 29th St N Wichita, KS 67220
A $10 donation is suggested, please give generously. All proceeds go to Wichita Birth Alliance. Babies and children welcome, we just ask that if your child will require a seat, you make a donation on their behalf.
Hosted by Wichita Birth Alliance and Wichita State University School of Nursing
Ricki Lake is a former talk show host and has also filmed the popular documentary, "The Business of Being Born."
About the film:
With unexpected humor, with an unflinching camera, with some guilt and some pain, this film takes the unusual risk of examining what breast milk truly means.
We are often told that breast milk is better. Better for babies, better for mothers, better for nutrition, health, well-being, and society. Many accept this and yet there are still very few women who succeed in breastfeeding exclusively for the recommended six months and beyond. What would it take to change?
Official website: http://breastmilkthemovie.com/
Facebook event for the Wichita Screening: https://www.facebook.com/events/293341557508703/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Mark your calendars! The Wichita Birth Alliance is hosting a Pregnancy and Baby Fair in conjunction with the annual Improving Birth Rally on Sat, September 6 from 10am - noon @ the Sedgwick County extension office. The purpose of the rally and baby fair is to raise awareness and educate Wichita area families of their birth options. There will be booths relating to pregnancy, birth, and families with children. We're planning raffles and giveaways also! Don't miss it!
The mission of the Wichita Birth Alliance is to "inform, educate, and advocate for a woman's right to a safe and satisfying birth." They also advocate for the expansion of birth options in our area. Please join us either as a childbirth professional or a current or expectant parent.
We need your help to spread awareness of birth options in Wichita, Kansas. To join the Wichita Birth Alliance, please visit their facebook page and fill out the required registration form. A form is also available for exhibitors or volunteers for the birth rally and baby fair. However, this event is open to the general public.
Take a look at the facebook event here!
Because Birth Matters Blog
Bethany Fenlason, Wichita Doula
Welcome! I'm a wife, stay at home mom to five children, and a Wichita doula. My passion is to educate and inform mothers and families of their choices and options in pregnancy and childbirth. Through support and education, I hope to help many families achieve a birth that empowers them as mothers and fathers and allows them to trust birth for the incredible and natural, yet-awe inspiring process that it is.