MICROBIRTH FILM SCREENING & LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION WITH Q&A:

Sunday, March 22, Doors open 6pm, screening begins 6:30pm followed by live panel discussion & refreshments

@Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness, 302 Bowery #2 (Bleecker/Houston), NYC

www.lilawellness.com, lilawellness@gmail.com

Ticket: $20 (Click to Purchase) Reserve your spot now! Tickets will also be available at the door, first come, first serve.
Sponsor Ticket: $50 (proceeds support Lila Wellness’ women’s health and perinatal programs, Click to Purchase)


MicroBirth is a new feature-length documentary looking at birth in a whole new way; through the lens of a microscope. The film investigates the latest scientific research that is starting to link the way babies are born with health in later life, particularly the increased risk of children developing certain immune-related conditions, including asthma, type 1 diabetes, celiac (coeliac) disease, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, mental health disorders and even some cancers.
The movie emphasizes the importance of “seeding the baby’s microbiome” at birth with the mother’s own bacteria – this bacteria helps train the immune system to recognize what is “friend” and what is “foe”. In the scientists’ view, if we can get the seeding of the baby’s microbiome right at birth, this could make a massive difference to the baby’s health for the rest of its life.

Refreshments, donated by the Oliver Weston Company, will include fermented vegetables, gluten-free millet and buckwheat sourdough served with local grass-fed butter, and piping hot chicken bone broth.

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Dr. Eden Fromberg is an integrative, holistic obstetrician/gynecologist and osteopathic clinical professor who is the Founding Director of Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness. Dr. Fromberg creates unique, customized programs designed to encourage the body’s innate abilities and healing mechanisms to flourish, addressing underlying causes and prevention in addition to symptoms. Merging ancient wisdom with cutting edge research and innovation, nutrition, movement, meaningful information, alternative perspectives, and a range of potential options offer Dr. Fromberg’s patients the care, relief, and support they need while often avoiding the potential side effects and risks of pharmaceutical medications, synthetic hormones, and surgery. Dr. Fromberg teaches and consults internationally, working collaboratively with midwives and birth centers and supporting culturally sensitive, gentle childbirth practices worldwide. She appears in the film The Business of Being Born (2007) and works intimately with midwife Robin Lim, 2011 CNN Hero of the Year and the Bumi Sehat gentle childbirth foundation in Bali, Indonesia. Dr. Fromberg has been on the Medical Review Board and writes for the Huffington Post and has been featured in Time, Yoga Journal, BUST, Natural Health, Parents, Spirituality & Health, and Midwifery Today.
www.dredenfromberg.com
www.lilawellness.com
www.sohoobgyn.com

 

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Hannah Springer, mother of three young boys, embarked on a quest for better health by way of traditional foods and the teachings of Weston Price after the unplanned c-section birth of her first son. Her passion for traditional foods and knowledge of their preparation methods, developed through extensive personal experience, led her to found the Oliver Weston Company, where she shares the gifts of nourishment and healing with her loyal customers.

Refreshments, donated by the Oliver Weston Company, will include fermented vegetables, gluten-free millet and buckwheat sourdough served with local grass-fed butter, and piping hot chicken bone broth.

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Marcy Tardio is a certified nurse-midwife in her 25th year as a midwife. Prior to this she worked for 8 years as an RN in areas as diverse as oncology, critical care, hospice and maternal-child health. These experiences within healthcare have informed in Marcy an honor and respect of the varied parts of the life cycle. 
Her professional training took place at the San Francisco General/UCSF Midwifery Program, where she completed her training in 1988. She started her career in the Boston area in a hospital-based midwifery practice. Since 1993 she has been based in her hometown of New York, where she was privileged to work at the ‘grandmother’ of all free-standing birth centers, the Maternity Center Childbearing Center. She followed this as a midwife in the Elizabeth Seton Birth Center, where she ‘caught’ the first baby at its opening. She has provided homebirth services since 1997.
Marcy provides midwifery care for women and their families who live in the five boroughs, parts of NJ, and surrounding areas. Care is provided in women’s homes, with a primary focus on homebirth. Heartfelt care is guided by the essential belief that ‘birth is something women do.’ Marcy believes in the body’s innate wisdom, and offers respect to cultural traditions, and to the love a woman can only feel when surrounded by the people of her choosing. Marcy is the mother of two adult sons, and grandmother to three boys, the last of whom she ‘caught’ as he floated into water in a birth pool in his parents’ living room.
www.marcytardiohomebirth.com

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Kasia Sanvee was called to work with expecting and new parents through her own transformative birthing experience of her daughter. She's become a DONA certified birth doula, Birth Boot Camp childbirth educator, yoga instructor, RIE trained early childhood counselor, and Holistic Moms Network local leader within the past 3 years. Above all, she is a mom, doing her best to live consciously and healthy, committed to advocating for women's rights particularly during pregnancy, birth and postpartum period as well as to empowering them through the process of labor and birth. Her website: www.honornature.com

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