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Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act is Pre-Filed for 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 19, 2020) – Parents planning for the birth of a child would have an additional option under legislation pre-filed by State Representative Jason Nemes for consideration during the 2021 Legislative Session. The measure, BR 274, proposes to exempt birthing centers from obtaining a certificate of need (CON), therefore eliminating unnecessary red tape that prevents licensed birthing centers from opening in Kentucky. Birthing centers would provide care during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period under the supervision and…

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Fall Auction 2020 – Call for Donations

Donations requested by November 14. It is time once again for our most popular fundraiser! Our next online auction will be November 28 through December 5, 2020. Proceeds from the online auction provide a major funding source for our advocacy during the coming year. Because of our work, Kentucky now has 15 Licensed Certified Professional Midwives and counting, and we continue working to pave the way for freestanding birth centers in our state! This is a great opportunity to get…

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Finding a Home Birth Midwife in Kentucky

Finding a midwife who attends home births in Kentucky is now easier than ever! We are pleased to provide you with the map below to help you locate a midwife in your area.  The providers listed here are licensed in Kentucky or in the process of becoming licensed. There may be other non-licensed providers in your area who are not listed. To find additional providers, please see the resources below the map. If you are a home birth provider who…

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