Thursday, January 6, 2011

Birth into Being film/talk night with Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova and Dr Sarah Buckley

MC QLD are excited to have Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova, the maker of the film "Birth into Being" come to Brisbane in January 2011. She was involved in the early days of the water birth movement in Russia that has forever changed birth across the globe.

A film/talk night is being held with Elena and Dr Sarah Buckley.
Thursday 27 January 2011
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Chermside Library, meeting room 1
375 Hamilton Road
Chermside (plenty of free parking around the library, pool and Kedron Wavell Services Club)

Check out this website for info about the film, Elena and the workshop she'll be running in Brisbane that weekend.

She will be showing a 20 minute section of her film 'Birth as we Know it) then she and Dr Sarah Buckley, author of Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering, are doing a joint talk.

Find out more about Sarah's incredible work at

The evening will be an informal, playful discussion and presentation, covering topics:
· Preparing for conscious birth, what it takes, what can be done.

· Ecstatic hormones, ecstatic birth: birthing for safety, ease and pleasure.

· Motherbaby: two are one

· Questions from the audience are welcome.

Tickets: $15 if you pre-pay by Monday 24 January 2011. $20 at the door. Birth partners are just $5 extra.

How to book: Email and say how many tickets you'd like then transfer the correct money to the Maternity Coalition bank account with a reference that starts with QLD and then your surname. For example "QLD Smethurst."

Bank account details:
Maternity Coalition, Commonwealth Bank
BSB 063 167
Account number 10108586

We should have a PayPal account set up by next week as another payment option. I will post details once that option is ready.

Seating is strictly limited and it's going to be a popular event so book early so you get your seat.

If you are expecting a baby - please come along and hear things about birth you'll hear from no-one else. This info applies whether you are birthing with a private obstetrician or midwife or public hospital or at home. Please bring along your birthing partner (only $5 for them to come along too) and let your other friends know. You will hear invaluable information that will help you and your baby get the best start in life together.

If you are a midwifery student - please pass this note along to all your peers so they get the once in a career opportunity to hear two of birth's 'greats' talk about why birth matters.

If you are a birth worker - please come along and bring your colleagues and clients. You will not be disappointed.

If you belong to another maternity group, please forward this note to all your members.

This is probably going to be MC QLD's only fundraiser for the year so please support it by sending this info to your networks and getting this message out far and wide.

Any questions, please email Jo Smethurst at

Huge thanks to Elena and Sarah for coming to MC with this idea. We are very grateful.

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