A film crew shooting footage for the documentary, The Mama Sherpas, followed the nurse midwives at Baystate Midwifery & Women’s Health Practice in the course of their work during the week of March 12, 2013.
The Mama Sherpas is a feature-length documentary that is filming nurse midwives, the doctors they work with, and their patients at four collaborative practices in the United States over the course of two years. The documentary aims to provide insight into how midwives work within hospital systems.
Filmmaker Brigid Maher is an associate professor at American University, and the winner of a Fulbright Senior Award. The film is scheduled for release in Spring 2015.