The Citizens for Midwifery blog has so many great posts up today that I can’t pick just one to repeat here! So, instead, I’ll give you a sneak peek and link them…this is for those of you who are lazy like me and don’t want to take the time to cut/paste. Enjoy.
Up first is the recent radio program in Massachusetts discussing legislation for creating a Board of Registration of Midwifery. You can listen to the and then read comments. CfM’s Susan Hodges chimes in with a great comment that can be read right at the blog. She points out that ACOG is a professional organization accountable only to their members. Their insistence that hospitals are the safest place for all women to give birth is lacking in scientific evidence. In fact, research shows that women with normal pregnancies who planned homebirth with a trained midwife are just as safe as those in the hospital AND have lower rates of interventions as well as morbidity for mothers and babies. To read more, click here.
Next, an update from Grassroots Network concerning Childbirth Connection. A new resource document called ‘United States Maternity Care Facts and Figures‘ is now available! To get updates via email from Childbirth Connection, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. To read the full post on CfM, click here.
Last, MAMA Campaign update. If you were unable to attend the webinar on December 3, you can now download it! Click here to go. In addition, there are the highlights of MAMA’s work for Certified Professional Midwives this year. To view the complete post, click here.
So much information, so little time!