Kentucky Home Birth Coalition

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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Summer Auction 2019 – Call for Donations

Donations requested by June 15. It is time once again for our most popular fundraiser! Our next online auction will be July 6-13, 2019. Proceeds from the online auction provide a major funding source for our advocacy during the coming year. Although we were successful in passing a licensing bill in 2019, we still will retain our professional lobbyist as we move through the regulation process. This is a great opportunity to get statewide (and beyond!) exposure for your business…

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Garrett’s Lexington Home Birth Story

Thank you, Cerise for sharing your home birth story! Before and during my pregnancy, I relentlessly researched all of my options for pregnancy and childbirth. After much consideration, we decided to have a homebirth with a midwife. I felt really good and healthy and had an easy, uneventful pregnancy. In fact, the most difficult part of my pregnancy was the constant criticism we received for the decision to have a homebirth. Although the comments were hurtful, I tried not to…

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