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Join our family and let’s birth this film!!

MISSION STATEMENT

Can birth be enjoyable, comfortable and safe for all? Created as a result of Liat's life-changing HypnoBirthing experience, Fear and Now will unprecedentedly challenge our fear-based birth culture & birth injustices while exploring potential solutions offered by the practice of HypnoBirthing.

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THE STORY

In a world where fear surrounds the birthing experience, director Liat Ron embarks on a transformative journey to redefine the narrative. After an unacknowledged traumatic yet all-too-common first birth, she discovers the power of HypnoBirthing—a hidden gem in the birthing world. Through her own empowering journey and encounters with parents, medical professionals, and birth workers, she uncovers the profound impact of releasing fear and trauma and embracing a new approach to childbirth. This groundbreaking documentary delves into the untold stories, challenges the existing birth culture, and explores the potential for enjoyable, fear-free births. Fear and Now shows how we can be in the driver’s seat of our births and how we can profoundly enjoy our births even within a system that tells us we certainly cannot. It illuminates a path towards a birthing revolution, from within the system.

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HOW DID IT ALL START?

With a debilitating lifelong phobia of giving birth, Liat’s first birth of her daughter was an unacknowledged trauma despite her attempts to properly prepare. Her second pregnancy added a new level of fear of repeating the various interventions she’d endured during her first birth. In her third trimester she stumbled upon a HypnoBirthing book in Barnes & Noble and decided to take a class, not because she believed HypnoBirthing was possible, but because she felt like she had nothing to lose. Liat went on to have an enjoyable, comfortable, intervention-free hospital birth of a 9.6 lbs baby boy and it was as pain-free as can be. Fear and Now started out as a mission to discover whether her experience was the rare miracle it appeared to be or simply a typicial HypnoBirth.

 

After a couple of years of massive research, she learned that her second birth had not been pure luck. It was just the normal result of HypnoBirthing practice, which she was led to determine was the best kept secret in the birthing world. With that realization, many new questions appeared, compelling her to create a documentary film that would answer them all.

Regardless of the amount you are able to contribute, we will share a personalized shout-out to you on your social media platform of choice.

For a $500 contribution, you will receive:​

  • Your donation is tax-deductible

  •  An insiders’ look into the production process: you will be invited to join a virtual production meeting as we discuss progress and next steps for our production, share behind-the-scenes footage and in-progress cuts of scenes from the film. 

For a $1000 contribution you will receive:

  • All of the above

  • Inclusion in the final film, with your name in the film’s credits. 

  • Your name on our website’s dedicated contributors page. You may include a link to your own website.

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TRANSFORMATION ALL AROUND

 

Fear and Now was inspired by that life-changing HypnoBirth 6 year ago, but her personal filming journey across the country and into herself turned out to be as life-changing as that birth...

 

Back in 2019, Liat joined forces with Sundance winner, cinematographer Shachar Langlev. Our first day of filming was meticulously scheduled for the end of March, 2020. Driven by a healthy dose of optimism with a side of denial, mid-March was when we finally decided to call it off. Wasn't there a scenario of two-week quarantine and done?

 

Cut to- July 2020.

After a few months of adjusting (or more precisely, reluctantly surrendering) to uncharted territories of raw chaos, isolation, existential uncertainty and wiping groceries with Chlorox wipes, we found a safe way to begin filming!! We were a team of two overwhelmed sleep-deprived, pandemic-ridden parents of two small children each, with very limited funds but boundless passion and creative energy.

We are immensely proud of what we have achieved in our two years of filming Fear and Now. We traveled the country, making deep connections with families whose pregnancies and births we followed as well as birth workers and physicians. We captured never-before-seen insider-view of HypnoBirthing that will shake up the birthing world. More discoveries were made than we were prepared for. We can't wait to share our film with the world!

 

 

A REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN... THE SYSTM

 

Fear and Now introduces a new way to perceive birth and its aftereffects. It also shows the power in acknowledging and processing our birth traumas. Fear and Now will start a revolutionary birth movement that doesn’t require having to wait for our healthcare systems to change, and not only because they won’t any time soon but because we cannot afford to wait. Fear and Now shows that it’s possible to change how we birth and how we are born by working from within the system rather than draining our energies by fighting to dismantle it. HypnoBirthing as a mainstream birthing choice will not only save lives, but it will also open our society’s eyes to what birth can be.

WHAT ON EARTH IS HYPNOBIRTHING?

In short, HypnoBirthing is a birth preparation method, which puts the birthing person in control and in charge of their birthing process, leading people to having safe, gentle, enjoyable and very possibly pain-free births by using practical techniques to eliminate the fear-tension-pain cycle. The practice of HypnoBirthing has been proven to profoundly benefit ALL types of birth, including births that require medical intervention, induced births and surgical births. Fear and Now is first film to illuminating the impact of HypnoBirthing on pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Along the way, it will bust all the misconceptions you may have about this strange word....

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IT'S TIME!

 

We are in post-production! In other words, our surges (what we call contractions in gentle HypnoBirthing terms) are coming closer and closer together. We are almost there! We can see the finish line! Baby Fear and Now (AKA FAN) is already crowning! But in order for it to be born, we need funds for music, sound, color correction, graphics, archival, and editing.

 

So! Are you on your way? Please join our labor support team and let's birth this film together! It's not about just helping with the last push, it's about joining a family, a family that is here to change how we all think about birth, how we feel about birth, and how we actually birth. We are here to bring light and hope to our world that is so overly saturated with bad news and dark realities over which we have no control. We are here to revolutionize birth, from within the system. Let's birth this movement together! Let's revise our collective birth narrative together!

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