BIG News from the Unexpected Project
Announcing the first of its kind – Unexpected Project Survivors Forum
Join Jenn and me at the first Unexpected Project’s Survivors Forum, sponsored by Lucina Health Foundation. It is a gathering for YOU – the near-miss survivor, the families who have lost a mom, and the friends and family that love us. Help – Learn – Heal
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
San Jose, CA
The Unexpected Project is a national movement to raise awareness and foster discussion about maternal death, and near-death in the US. We share the largely untapped voice of women and their families who endure unexpected outcomes, and unthinkable suffering and loss when all they wanted was to have a baby.
The Project has two components:
UNEXPECTED - a documentary film currently in production.
The team travels throughout the USA, recording stories of some of the approximately 1,000 women who die each year, and the 58,000 (160 every day) who nearly do. We interview survivors, families and friends of the lost mothers, and experts: doctors, midwives, and patient advocates.
Our goal is to deliver a message of hope and the importance of honoring that inner voice when something doesn’t feel right, while working collaboratively with experts to have the best possible outcome – a healthy baby with a healthy mother.
The Unexpected Project strives to present accurate, up-to-date information, and a balanced, journalistic perspective on the variety of theories behind the causes, and solutions. We do not endorse any one birthing philosophy.