Watch Out 2015. Here we come!
Legislative Action Needed
When: Thursday, January 22
8:30am - 2:00pm
Where: House Office Building, Lounge, 6 Bladen St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Mark your calendars! Home birth families and supporters from all corners of the state will descend on Annapolis to tell their delegates to legalize midwives on our lobby day on Thursday, January 22nd 2015. Please come and join in to visit your delegates and let them know you want access to legal home birth midwives this year.
We will set up the meetings with your state delegates and senators for you, and you will go in a group with other supporters from your district as well as a midwife. Last year these visits made a huge difference in swaying the delegates. Please come again this year and let them know we are not going away until we have access to legal midwives. Supportive delegates as well as uncertain delegates need to hear from you--the women, families, and home birth allies of Maryland, to feel inspired to push this bill through against opposition from the medical lobby.
Children are welcome and there will be a supervised kid corner in the lounge with toys and activities. Talking points and guidance will be on hand.
Sign up through the Facebook Event or email Tori McReynolds with your home address, email address, and phone number so she can set up meetings for you. ...more action items
Coalition MFSB! is growing
Here is a list of coalitions that have signed on:
The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
Break the Chain Campaign
Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland (AIMM)
National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Our Bodies Ourselves
California Association of Midwives
International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC)
ICAN of Hagerstown and Frederick
Gender Rights Maryland
Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women
American Association of Birth Centers
Maryland National Organization for Women (Maryland NOW)
Midwives Alliance of North America
If you know of a coalition that may want to join in support of our cause please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four million children are born in the United States each year. Pregnancy, birth, and the post-natal period are critical times in the life of a child, a new mother, and their family in terms of physical, mental, and emotional health. Childbirth outcomes thus have tremendous public health consequences. Join us in trying to understand what's gone wrong and how we can fix it.
UnBreaking Birth is a collaborative project of Maryland Families for Safe Birth and Unbreakingbirth.org.
For the full movie and panel discussion visit the UnBreaking Birth Website
Only together can we unbreak birth.
Send donations to:
Maryland Families for Safe Birth, Inc.
PO Box 203
Boonsboro, MD 21713-0203