Thursday, January 24, 2008

big push for midwives!

it is freezing cold outside but that didn't stop us from bundling up and going down to our capital building to support our local midwives. i ran out the door and forgot my camera so we had to take pictures of harper and esme' when we got home. they were warmer (and esme' was much happier) here at home anyway!
and, today is my birthday!! i can't think of a better way to spend my afternoon than supporting something very improtant to me and my family. i am very fortunate and blessed to have had births attended by midwives and my hope is that the women and families of Idaho will always have that option.

We, the residents of Idaho, want legilature to :

* Protect women and families’ personal freedoms to choose the maternity care provider that best fits ALL their needs

* To continue to recognize the profession of midwifery as a practical health provider option for pregnant women

* Provide voluntary licensure for midwives so they might continue to provide safe care and exceptional outcomes WITHOUT the fear of prosecution

* To recognize that obstetrics and midwifery are different models of care and to recognize midwifery as an autonomous profession capable of self-regulation


Kim said...

First, Happy Birthday!

Second, good for you guys! I remember doing all of that here in Utah a couple years ago. It was so nice when the midwives were made legal. Of course the OB's are not happy with that and will try to change it...they tried last year and I expect that they will be trying here again very soon.

Keeping my fingers crossed for our neighbors to the north!

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

That is awesome love the t-shirt your children are such cuties:) Hugs Darcy

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

When she tilts her head like that and smiles it reminds me of you:)Darcy

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

love those t-shirts! good for you for supporting the midwives.

happy belated birthday! :)

crunchy peas said...

what a great cause! love those t-shirts. "helpe out" is better than "delivered". way to go!

Wani said...

Midwives rock!
I just wanted to make myself available as a resource to those considering homebirth. We tried to have a natural birth in the hospital with a doula for our first son in July of '05 and it ended in an unnecessary cesarean section. Our midwife and doula attended HBAC in March of '07 was a healing experience for everyone. I have both birth stories in word docs if anyone is interested.

caralee said...

I found your blog because of the Big Push for Midwives blog.
I was at the Capitol that day too. I am just hoping and praying that our bill gets some good traction and that it can get through this year. Wouldn't that be great!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

very cool, caralee, thanks for stopping by! yes, i am hoping to see wonderful things for idaho midwives this year! :)