, an organization that works to promote an evidence-based model of maternity care, is hosting a contest intended to educate women about their choices and options during pregnancy and childbirth.
The organization is inviting mothers, fathers, filmmakers, film students, birth advocates, and others to create a 4- to 7-minute educational video about birth. First prize is $1,000.
For rules and entry information, visit http://www.birthmattersva.org/videocontest.html. Updates are also available on . The deadline is Mother’s Day — May 10.
The judges will be Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, makers of documentary “,” and , an OBGYN and author of “Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering.”