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Think home birth is crazy? So did Dr. Minikel--until she got pregnant. She and colleagues ask questions & challenge assumptions.
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    OUTREACH TEAM

    Low on cash, but want to support? Join the social media outreach team! Download a customized facebook or twitter header so you can proudly show your support and help us spread the word. Text, tweet, facebook, and instagram #whynothome and demonstrate your support for informed choices and improvements to maternity care.

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    TRAVEL WITH US

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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    LABOR WITH US

    Support at this level and get a lovely 8X10 original print on cardstock to bring into labor with you.

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    CHICAGO PREMIER

    Illinois is one of 21 states that still does not license direct entry midwives. Even if you don't live in Chicago, you can support open dialogue and discussion in Illinois when you choose this reward.

    If you are in the greater Chicago area, you and a guest are invited to the Chicago Premier! It's going to be a special event you don't want to miss complete with panel discussion afterward. We'll have reserved seating especially for you. We can't wait to see you there!

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    You and a guest are invited to join Jessicca in the beautiful Ozarks! It will be a sweet reunion with family and friends you won't want to miss. We can't wait to see you there!

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    DENVER, CO PREMIER

    You and a guest are invited to the Denver Premier! It's going to be a special event you don't want to miss complete with panel discussion afterward. We'll have reserved seating especially for you. We can't wait to see you there! All VIP ticket holders for any of our cities will also get a digital download of the film.

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    SIGNED DVD FOR PERSONAL USE

    Sometimes a digital download isn't enough. Support at this level and you can hold a physical copy of this film in your personal library along with extras that didn't make it into the film. Jessicca will sign your DVD before we send it off with all our thanks!

    Your name will also be added to our supporter page. If you prefer not to be included just let us know and we'll keep your gift anonymous.

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    SCREEN FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE

    May 5th is the International Day of the Midwife. Host a free screening in your community any day the week of May 5th!

    This screening is one time only and does not include a DVD for future public screenings. Watch it with 10 friends in your home or with 100 at your local library! No admission may be charged for this screening.

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    SAN FRANCISCO PREMIER PLUS RECEPTION

    You and a guest are invited to the San Francisco Premier! It's going to be an event you don't want to miss, complete with a reception and a panel discussion with area experts and mothers from the film. We'll have reserved seating especially for you. We'll give you a big hug when we see you there!

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    DVD FOR COMMUNITY OR SCHOOL

    After regional screenings and premiers and before the video on demand launch you will receive an educational DVD licensed to show publicly in your community. No admission may be charged for educational screenings, though you can show it as often as you like. Rights cannot be transferred.

    Would you like to see this film in the library of your alma mater? We would! Support at this level and you can choose to instead send a copy of the DVD to the academic institution of your choice.

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    COMMUNITY SCREENING

    Bring your community together for a screening of Why Not Home? Gather at a home, church, school, library, or community center and see what happens when you start a dialogue about informed choice in pregnancy and childbirth.

    Public performance rights for community screenings do not allow you to charge admission, though you can partner with local businesses to help offset costs.

    You will also get a DVD with an educational license when it becomes available that you can use for educational purposes for the life of the DVD.

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    MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT

    If you love the images you see on our webpage and you live in San Francisco, Sonoma or Marin county this level gets you a 60 minute maternity photo session with photographer Erin Wrightsman as well as a selection of digital images from the shoot. You'll also get an autographed DVD for personal use, a personalized thank you card and two tickets to the San Francisco screening. Schedule your shoot with Erin between December 2015 and April 2016.

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    BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY

    You've seen Erin's beautiful images of birth on our webpage, now you can have Erin photograph the first precious moments of your baby's life. She is happy to photograph at home, hospital, or birth center. This offer is good for families in San Francisco, the East Bay, Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties on births through April 2016.

    You'll also get two tickets to the Bay Area premier, an autographed DVD and a personal thank you card.

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    PREMIER EVENT SCREENING PLUS
    VIRTUAL DIRECTOR Q&A

    You will be among the first to screen Why Not Home? and Jessicca will join you for a virtual Q&A via Skype or FaceTime.

    Create a special event in your community and raise funds for the organization of your choice.

    You or your organization will receive public performance rights allowing you to sell unlimited tickets to the screening. You will also be credited as a supporting partner on our website with a link to your organization.

    Only one premier event screening per city is allowed. Check updates to see if a screening in your area has already been purchased.

    You will also get a DVD with an educational license when it becomes available that you can use for educational purposes.

    Screenings estimated March-April 2016.

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    PREMIER EVENT SCREENING PLUS
    DIRECTOR Q&A IN PERSON

    This level gets you a premier event screening plus Jessicca will attend for Q&A and a pre or post screening reception*!

    Create a special event in your community and raise funds for the organization of your choice. You or your organization will receive public performance rights allowing you to sell an unlimited number of tickets to the screening. You will also be credited as a supporting partner on our website with a link to your organization.

    Only one premier event screening per city is allowed. Check updates to see if an event screening in your area has already been purchased.

    You will also get a DVD with an educational license when it becomes available that you can use for educational purposes.

    Screenings estimated March-April 2016.

    *Travel expenses not included.

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    SONOMA COUNTY WEEKEND*

    This film was conceived and born in Petaluma, CA. Come and spend two days and one night with Jessicca, Kelly, and Erin exploring everything we love best about this region and our community.

    Meet some of the other professionals featured in the film and enjoy a personalized guided weekend for you and a friend.

    Kelly will create an amazing dinner and host you in her rustic barn studio.

    Enjoy a private screening and leisurely discussion over some of Sonoma County's finest beverages.

    We can't wait to get to know you!

    *Purchaser is responsible for travel to and from Petaluma. Plan your trip between May 2016 and April 2017.

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    HIPSTER BUTTON

    Show your support with a 1" Why Not Home? button in black or white. Plus join the social media outreach team when you share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter #whynothome. All our thanks!

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    OKLAHOMA CITY PREMIER

    You and a guest are invited to the Oklahoma City Premier! It's going to be a special event you don't want to miss complete with panel discussion afterward. We'll have reserved seating especially for you. We can't wait to see you there!

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