Moms and Meds: Navigating Pregnancy and Psychiatric Medication is a feature-length documentary film that explores the options women face when they want to have children, but take psychotropic medication for mental illness. The film follows multiple women as they attempt to navigate the conflicting attitudes surrounding this issue.
Other interviewees include doctors, advocates and family members who influence, and are affected by, these decisions. The film focuses on the personal stories of the women, and the many facets, both positive and negative, of making such decisions. It addresses the struggle and emotional turmoil, as well as the hope and perseverance of the featured women, and advocates for their ability to make the best individual and personal choices for themselves and their families.
Screenings: Baltimore NOW, UFVA (University Film and Video Association) Conference, Orange, CA, Hood College Humanities Colloquium Bioethics Panel, “Mental Illness, Power, and the Public Good”, New Day Campaign, Women’s Film Festival, Creative Alliance, Stevenson University, Healthy Babies Baltimore/Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, NAMI Baltimore, Raphael Film Center, Zoetropolis Arthouse, Culture Unplugged Online Film Festival, Overlea ArtsFest (2nd place juried prize for trailer), Indigo Moon Film Festival, Nevada Women’s Film Festival, Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit.
Moms and Meds is currently available on Amazon and Kanopy. Connect with the film further on Facebook.