ABOUT THE FILM
Birth: it’s a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to explore the maternity care system in America. Focusing on New York City, the film reveals that there is much to distrust behind hospital doors and follows several couples who decide to give birth on their own terms. There is an unexpected turn when director Epstein not only discovers she is pregnant, but finds the life of her child on the line. Should most births should be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potential medical emergency? –Source
ABOUT MAMA MONDAYS AT JUICE TRUCK
Every Monday at The Juice Truck’s Mount Pleasant storefront, Meghan Parks hosts ‘mama meet-ups’, which feature experts in all areas relating to pregnancy and babies. From sleep experts to baby sign language specialists, Mama Mondays is a great place to learn and connect with other moms and dads who are experiencing a similar life stage. Bonus: while you hang in The Juice Truck’s community room, you can enjoy 15% all menu items. View the Mama Mondays guest line-up here.
Jenell from The Pie Hole will be treating guests to samples of her amazing Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Pie with coconut whip (all vegan), I’ll bring the popcorn and Juice Truck’s supplying the cold-pressed juice, as usual.
Price: $10 (100% of sales will be donated to mom2mom, a community-based organization focused on improving developmental outcomes for children living in Vancouver’s inner city). We accept cash or debit at the door.
How to reserve your spot(s): email me (erin at itstodiefor dot ca) to let me know how many seats you’d like. Tickets have been selling out within 24 hours, so message early if you’d like to join.
MINDFUL MOVIE NIGHT DETAILS
What: Mindful Movie Night featuring ‘The Business of Being Born’
Where: Stretch Yoga Studio & Event Space, 180 E Pender (2nd floor, above the Vancity Bank)
When: Monday, May 23 | Doors open 6:40pm, Movie begins at 7pm (ends around 9pm).
Big love to Stretch Yoga for donating their beautiful yoga and event space for Mindful Movie Night!