Joy In Birthing Foundation’s
Coming Out Party
Featuring a sneak peek at “Giving Birth in America”
A new three-part, short film series produced by Every Mother Counts
Followed by a panel discussion and testimonials from JIBF mothers and their doulas
The Silent Theater – Sunday August 30th, 2015, 2 to 5pm
611 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
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This is a free event.
Did you know that In the United States of America 3 women a day die from pregnancy related complication?
Did you know that the highest percentage of these women is low income women of color?
At the Joy In Birthing Foundation we believe that with the help of a doula we can improve these outcomes.
On August 30th, at the Silent Theater on Fairfax, from 2 pm to 5 pm the Joy In Birthing (JIBF) will introduce and celebrate the community of volunteer doulas that provide free services through JIBF to 150+ underserved women a year in the greater Los Angeles area.
We are calling it our “COMING OUT PARTY” and we joined with Every Mother Counts to bring you a sneak peek at the segment dedicated to doula servies of their three part documentary called “Giving Birth in America.” “Giving Birth In America,” produced by Every Mother Counts, is a new three-part, short film series which examines some of the reasons that the U.S. is falling so far behind in maternal healthcare. The U.S. has the worst outcomes of any industrialized nation and is one of only eight countries where maternal deaths are increasing. The “Giving Birth In America” series follows pregnant women living in New York, Florida and Montana to document the final weeks of their pregnancies and examine their healthcare options.
Immediately following the documentary there will be a panel discussion featuring some of the Joy In Birthing Foundation doulas and their client, who will share their birthing experiences. The Joy In Birthing Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on ensuring that all women have access to maternity care that is safe, healthy, equitable, and empowering. Our goal is to provide safe and loving birthing Doula services to ANY FAMILY regardless of their ability to pay. We collaborate with agencies with maternal-child health programs and serve women in the foster care system, homeless shelters, teenagers, victims of sexual trafficking and torture as well as women involved in the justice and criminal system. For more information visit JoyInBirthingFoundation.org
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. The organization was founded by global maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns in 2010. For more information visit EveryMotherCounts.org.
Disclaimer: Joy in Birthing and Every Mother Counts are nonoprofit partners for the Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM) Campaign 2015. The opinions expressed by Joy in Birthing, Every Mother Counts, and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of PAM or any employee thereof. PAM is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by Joy in Birthing, or Every Mother Counts. Always consult with your medical provider regarding any personal health questions or decisions (including nutrition, diet, and exercise).
christy turlington burns, every mother counts, Giuditta Tornetta, Joy In Birthing