HOME births almost became illegal in 2009, but by 2012 the number of women choosing to have a home birth had doubled.
Film director Kate Gorman has chosen to explore the stories of women in this position in her documentary The Face of Birth.
The film ``sorts fact from fiction in childbirth'' and has been deemed by midwives, academics and obstetricians as essential viewing for parents about to birth their child.
The film particularly focuses on home births through the eyes of five women, including Australian television personality Noni Hazlehurst.
On March 15 at 7.30pm, the public is invited to the School of Architecture lecture theatre, Inveresk, to view the documentary for the price of a gold coin.
Launceston Birth Centre midwives Sarah Haberle and Anna Holloway decided to bring the documentary to Launceston after demand rose on the group's Facebook page.
``The DVD is not controversial, it literally shows where we're at with it all,'' Mrs Haberle said.
Mrs Holloway, a midwife since 1972, said the film was emotional to watch and ``very well done''.
Mrs Holloway said that the most important message in the film was something often overlooked in childbirth - what do the women want?