One question we are frequently asked is whether or not it is legal to have a home birth in Kentucky. There is a lot of confusion on this topic, so we will do our best to clarify things. There are … Continue reading
Did you happen to catch the cover of Louisville’s LEO the week of May 6th?
“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!
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Tuesday, May 5 is International 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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Thank you to home birth dad, Jared, who shared these thoughts on our Facebook page in December 2014. ——————————————- My wife is asleep with our newest daughter who is now over two weeks old and in perfect health, and I … Continue reading
Thank you to Sarah for sharing the 2011 home birth story of Oscar. Oscar was born at home in Louisville, KY. ———————————– Sarah Reinhart is a mother of five, a doula, a photographer, a writer, a blogger, and a HypnoBirthing … Continue reading
Thank you to Melissa for sharing the Kentucky home birth of Scarlett. Scarlett was born in Bowling Green. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end for a great slideshow! ——————————– As the mother of two boys, I … Continue reading
The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition is excited to announce our second online fundraising auction November 15 – 22, 2014. Proceeds from the online auction will provide a major funding source for our advocacy activities during the 2015 Kentucky legislative session. One … Continue reading
Monday, May 5 is International 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 … Continue reading
Thanks to Ginny for sharing the home birth story of Jess. Jess was born in Upton, KY. ———————– I’d had some contractions Sunday 2-5am, and Monday 2-5am. Both times about 3 minutes apart and 40sec long. They started back up about 15min … Continue reading
Thanks to Megan for sharing the September 2013 home birth story of Leo. Leo was born in Radcliff, KY. ———————————————- The birth of my first child took place on September 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM in the upstairs master bedroom … Continue reading