Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mothers Naturally Awards

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein were honored in Traverse City, Michigan on October 17, 2008. They won a Mothers Naturally Award for Outstanding Film, 2008 for The Business of Being Born. Other award winners included Jennifer Block for her book, Pushed; Carol Leonard for her new memoir, Ladies' Hands, Lion's Heart; Ina May Gaskin for Ina May's Guide to Childbirth; Tina Cassidy for her book, Birth; and Dina Munsch and Harriet Storm for their blockbuster film, It's My Body, My Baby, My Birth. For a complete list of award winners, please visit the Mothers Naturally website here.
Mothers Naturally Awards commend outstanding achievement in childbirth activism, advocacy for normal birth, and empowerment of women in childbirth. Mothers Naturally Awards recognize films, books and websites highlighting midwifery and home birth. The Midwives Alliance of North America congratulates and thanks all of the award winners.
We were honored and thrilled to have Ricki and Abby in attendance at the awards ceremonies. We saw a very funny intro of Ricki Lake that you can check out here: Mothers Naturally 2008 Award to Ricki Lake. Both Ricki and Abby have joined the natural childbirth movement as strong and valued allies. The Business of Being Born has been seen all across the globe. Netflix reports over 150,000 views! That is such an astonishing accomplishment. We thank and honor Ricki and Abby for their work.
You can be a part of next years awards selection. Simply nominate a film, book, or website you think deserves recognition and we will send your nomination on to the selection committee. Nominations must be received by August 31, 2009. Winners are announced at the Midwives Alliance conference .

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