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How You Can Improve Birth Options in KY on September 14th

Give the gift of a good start to life- donate to the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition during Give for Good Louisville! The birth of a baby is a pivotal moment in life for all of those involved, especially the mother and the baby. The KHBC is working to make sure those who choose to give birth in a home setting have access to safe and high quality maternity care. A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is the ONLY health care provider…

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20 Reasons to Love Home Birth

Oh home birth, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 1. You don’t have to wonder when is the right time to leave. “Contractions are 3 minutes apart.. is it time to go?!” 2. You don’t have to worry about an overly germy environment or super-bugs. No one wants HA-MRSA *shudders* 3. You can eat and drink freely. “I need a fried egg sandwich..now!” 4. You can wear your own clothes or no clothes at all. One of…

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Obtaining a Birth Certificate & Social Security Card for Home Birth Babies

Obtaining a birth certificate and social security number for your born at home baby is usually a simple process. In Kentucky, this is done in each county through the Vital Statistics Registrar at the county health department. In general, the process involves filling out a “mother’s worksheet” and a “facility worksheet,” as well as providing certain pieces of “evidence” (more on that below). These forms are not available online, although your midwife will often have this form for you. If…

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