Did you happen to catch the cover of Louisville’s LEO the week of May 6th?
LEO Weekly, May 6, 2015
“The midwives described their practice as a partnership that empowers women to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. When asked why a woman should choose a midwife-assisted birth over a hospital, physician-assisted birth, Aundria responded, “The research across the board says midwives are cheaper, we have better outcomes, and we use fewer interventions. That’s the point. There’s very little research out there that doesn’t support that. The medical model is about institutional relationships. It’s about a product, a treatment and a goal, and birth doesn’t work that way. It just doesn’t. When we acknowledge that we can’t institutionalize birth, the results are dramatic.”
Read the front page article for yourself and be sure to pass it on!
Tuesday, May 5 isInternational Day of the Midwife. The International Confederation of Midwives, who champions this day each year, says that “the International Day of the Midwife engages stakeholders across the world with local activities of midwives associations as well as a virtual campaign advocating for investment in midwives and midwifery globally resulting in the well-being of mothers and newborns.”
What better way to celebrate International Day of the Midwife than with a contribution to the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition?
So on Tuesday, May 5 (5/5), we’re asking you to give $5 for 5/5! Give to honor the midwives in your life. Give to honor the women and families that they support. Give to honor the children that they have helped into the world. Give for those who sacrifice their time and sometimes their freedom to make midwifery care accessible. Leave a comment in the PayPal comments section to let us know why you are giving!
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