Upcoming Events

Saturday February 20, 2010

BirthNetwork Chicago presents a film screening of two short documentaries: Laboring Under and Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing and It’s My Body, My Baby, My Birth.

2:45 pm – 6:00 pm at Mother Me, 3717 N Ravenswood Suite 213 Chicago, IL  Directions and Map

Following the films, all are invited to stay for discussion with panelists including Jennifer Gagnon, homebirth CNM with A Woman’s Place, Sherri Reurup, CNM and director of Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Midwifery Group.

The event is free, and if you are able a suggested donation of $10 is welcome.

For more information email birthnetworkchicago@gmail.com

Sunday February 21, 2010

ICAN logoICAN of the South Suburbs – The February Meeting

This month’s topic is Childbirth Education Choices. Hear from local childbirth educators in Bradley Method, Birthing From Within (presented by your’s truly!) and HypnoBirthing.

There will also be a presentation on the potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, including Webster technique.

Health on Earth Wellness Center

7711 W 159th St. Suite 102 Tinley Park, IL View Map

Sunday February 21, 2010 from 2-4 pm

The event is free.

Wednesday March 10, 2010

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: The Chicago Maternity Center Story

Normal6-8 pm UIC School of Public Health Auditorium Room 109 1603 W Taylor Street Chicago, IL View Map

Panelists:
• Sabina Dambrauskas, Chairperson, American College of Nurse- Midwives, Illinois Chapter
• Stacie E. Geller, PhD, G. William Arends Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Center for Research on Women and Gender & National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, UIC
• Suzanne Davenport, filmmaker, “The Chicago Maternity Center Story”

Chicago Maternity Center provided safe home deliveries for mothers including one woman followed in the film.  Funding from Northwestern University declined and the center was closed. This film portrays the history of the center and the center’s fight to stay open.

Co-Sponsored by:
Chicago Community Midwives
American College of Nurse Midwives
Women and Children First Bookstore
UIC School of Public Health

Accessible entrance: Rear door to Auditorium
CTA: Pink line Polk Street stop
Parking: On the street and in the Paulina Street parking structure

For more information, please contact Jaime Klaus at 312-996-0724 or jaimkl@uic.edu

This event is free and open to the public.