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These Are My Hours (Bayside Melbourne)

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THESE ARE MY HOURS is the story of a single birth — start to finish.

This intimate documentary immersion into one woman's physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual experience of giving birth is the first film told from the perspective of a woman in labor.

Just after midnight on December 6, 2016, a contraction awakens Emily Graham, in bed at home in Greenville, South Carolina. Labor is finally here.

Over the ensuing hours Emily navigates the depths of her own body, with the support of her birth team: her husband Jason, her midwife Carey, and her mother Judy. You are invited to join them and be a witness to Emily every step of the way...

Q&A panel
Rhea Dempsey is a mother of three adult daughters and now four delightful grandchildren. She is a counsellor, independent childbirth educator, trainer and author, with 39 years experience working with women and families before, during and after birth. 

Rhea is a highly respected and sought after presenter at conferences, seminars and workshops on birth and counselling issues, with a special interest is in exploring the psychosocial factors that affect birth experiences. Rhea has a private practice—Birthing Wisdom—running an extensive schedule of classes for couples and groups as well as training and development for midwives and birth attendants.

Rhea’s book Birth with Confidence: savvy choices for normal birth is available online

More panellists announced soon

About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale, Bayside Melbourne for a nourishing meal, fresh juice, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors. 

Event program
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8pm Q&A panel
8.30pm event concludes

Earlier Event: September 18
I Am A Girl (Bayside Melbourne)
Later Event: October 18
These Are My Hours (Geelong)