First Annual Kentucky Birth Summit, a fundraiser for KHBC, a success!

by Victoria Wilson Surrounded by midwives, nurses, doulas, childbirth educators, and mothers I noticed the atmosphere felt decidedly woman-centric. And right. Why had we gathered? On a cool May evening, nationally known birth experiences and local treasures Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN and Cristen Pascucci hosted a group of about thirty for the first annual Kentucky Birth Summit to hear board-certified continuing education lectures on Group B Strep, PROM, Newborn Procedures, and the Legal Rights of Childbearing Families. Hosted by…

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HB 578 Hearing – March 17

Our House bill, HB 578, has been referred to the House Health and Welfare Committee. We are on the agenda for March 17 at Noon. You are invited to attend and show your support! Bring anyone and everyone, including children and babies. We will have stickers for everyone to wear. SPECIFIC LOCATION– Capitol Annex Building (directly behind the Capitol building), Room 169. Directions to the Capitol and parking information Every citizen is invited to attend– moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents,…

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We have news….

Today, House Bill 578 was introduced. What is HB578? House Bill 578, or “HB578” is what is known as a “companion bill” to Senate Bill 85.  Both bills have essentially identical content, but HB578 is starting in the House of Representatives, whereas SB85 began in the Senate. Why two bills? Having two bills gives us two “chances” to pass legislation.  Each bill has to pass through its respective starting chamber (which can involve several steps along the way, as we’ve…

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