Birth Matters!!!!

Hello all you birth lovers o/ there, have I got an exciting opportunity for you!! I received an email from a new friend from Birth Matters in Viginia. They have taken on the challenge of educating women about their options and supporting evidence based care.

Here’s where you come in: Birth Matters Virginia is having a video contest!!

* 1st place prize: $1000 * 2nd place prize: $500 * Honorable Mention: $100 * Deadline for Entry is 11:59pm on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2009*

Here is a snippet from their website:

As a step toward our goal of educating women about their choices and options, we are soliciting short videos about evidence-based maternity and delivery care. We want videos that will appeal to and inspire new audiences that may not have previously been exposed to any model of childbirth other than the version we see on television and in movies: dangerous, uncertain, excruciating, and usually in need of extensive and often emergency medical interventions. Birth doesn’t have to be this scary, and people need good information in order to make good choices.

It get’s even better ……guest judges!!

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, acclaimed producers of The Business of Being Born.
Sarah Buckley, M.D., international birth expert and author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering.


Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Make a video (Possible Topics)
Step 2: Upload your video to
YouTube (see How to Submit Your Video)
Step 3: Enter the contest by
filling out the entry form by May 10, 2009
Step 4: Tell everyone you know to go vote for your video on YouTube!
Step 5: Wait to see if you won! (
see Prizes)


We want to see entries from professional and student filmmakers as well as from mothers, fathers, grandparents, childbirth educators, obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians, doulas, and anyone who cares about the culture of birth in this country. Don’t worry if you don’t have fancy editing equipment. We’re more concerned with substance than style. We expect both amateurs and professionals to enter this contest and everyone will have a shot at the top prize.

Alright ladies, this is your chance! This is an awesome opportunity for us to get the word out!  And I’ve seen some of your videos, so I know you can do this! They want this go internationally, so at the very least, post this info on your blogs or websites.

Here is the link to their website: Birth Matters Virginia Video Contest.

Here is the link to their facebook page: (see, no excuses, b/c I know you guys are on facebook too!) Birth Matters Virginia Video Contest Facebook.

 All info and links taken from their site w/ permission.


~ by doulangel on February 9, 2009.

One Response to “Birth Matters!!!!”

  1. You are fabulous, Kris! Thank you so much!! xoxox

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