Monday, February 11, 2008

big push for midwives~ part 2

i thought i would post an update to the big push for midwives campaign here in idaho.

on wednesday the House Health &Welfare committee held a closed "print hearing" where they agreed to print our bill. now it will go to the printer, be assigned a house number and be available for everyone in the world to see on the legislative website - next we will be given a hearing date with the House H&W committee where we provide testimony. when it passes out of the committee it will be heard and debated on the floor of the House of Representatives. once it passes the House we go through the same process on the Senate side.

we are on our way!!

amy at crunchy domestic goddesss wrote a wonderfully informative post last week in an effort to share this message and get the word out to as many people as possible. i encourage you to stop by and check out some of the great links she has provided!

i spent the weekend preparing a letter of support to send along to the House Health and Welfare committee. as i have mentioned in previous posts supporting midwifery and making sure it is always an option for myself and other women is very important to me. i want a midwife's care to be an option for my children, and my children's children, and long, long after that.

visit the big push for midwives to learn more about the big push and see what you can do to help! share your midwife assisted birth stories with anyone who will listen and encourage them to support midwives as an important option for moms and babies! harper's birth story can be read here and esme's birth story was printed in the summer '05 issue of compleat mother magazine. someday soon i will post it here as well.
here are a few photos from harper's amazing waterbirth at home~

your sister in birth, erika~ the inspired mama

"if you don't know your options you do not have any"~ diana korte

i am coming back to edit this post because i got to thinking that a lot of moms and families can probably benefit from hearing about my 2 hospital births too. i was very fortunate and had fairly natural, intervention free hospital births. i was not nearly as educated about my options back then nor did i have the wonderful support i was blessed with for my last two births. i will work on getting those birth stories written up, to the best of my memory!

1 comment:

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

thanks for the update! it's so great to hear that you are making progress in Idaho.
and love the pictures from your birth. :)

p.s. thanks for the linky love. hope you'll check out my new post over on blogher about the ACOG's latest statement against home birth/midwives.