At one time, giving birth at home was the norm and to give birth in a hospital was the exception. Now, nearly 99% of births in America take place in hospitals. With the normalizing of hospital birth, the notion of home birth carries a certain stigma and evokes fear and judgment from many. A feature length documentary currently in production, "Why not Home?" reveals not only the scientific data about safety and interventions in birth, but also the beauty and value of this rite of passage. We will explore birth through the voice and experience of doctors, nurses, and hospital midwives, just like the ones who attend 99% of the births in America. This personal and intimate look at birth at home and in the hospital has the potential to influence people and policy in a way previously unseen. Our Kickstarter campaign is live at bit.ly/whynothome. You can also learn more at whynothome.com.
The world is coming to an end.
The air is polluted, the oceans contaminated.
The animals are going extinct.
The economy is collapsed. Education is shot.
Police are corrupt.
Intelligence is shunned and ignorance rewarded. The people are depressed and angry.
We can't live with each other and we can't live with ourselves,
so everyone's medicating. ...