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14 February 2011

The Mother Baby Film Festival

In celebration of Pregnancy Awareness Week there will be a small film festival called the MotherBaby International Film Festival at Labia on Orange in Cape Town. This is a film festival that travels the world, showing films about pregnancy, birth and babies.

In South Africa, we have one of the highest caesarean rates in the world (on average 70% in private hospitals). Women are realising that in a hospital environment their options and freedom to give birth as they wish, are often limited through hospital routine protocol and intervention.

With this festival we hope to explore the various birthing options available. Each evening there will be a film related to a particular birthing option/topic and a speaker. The themes are: Midwifery, Doulas, Birth and Breastfeeding/The First Year of Life.

There will be opportunity for discussion, questions and to meet people in each field.

For more on the films at the festival, see the programme on the web site.

Venue: Labia on Orange
Date: 14-17 February 2011
Time: 6:15 pm
Price: R35 per person
Contact: Ruth or 078 557 9070

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