Mary Kathryn

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, as of July 15, 2020 this process is completed through the state Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort. Prior to this date, it was completed in each county through the Vital Statistics Registrar at the county health department. If your birth was attended by a licensed provider such as an LCPM, CNM, or a physician, your provider will be…

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Summer Auction 2020 – Call for Donations

Donations requested by July 15. It is time once again for our most popular fundraiser! Our next online auction will be July 25 through August 1, 2020. Proceeds from the online auction provide a major funding source for our advocacy during the coming year. Because of our work, CPM licenses will be available in a matter of weeks, and we are now working to pave the way for freestanding birth centers in our state! This is a great opportunity to…

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COVID-19 and Birth in Kentucky

The policies and realities in many hospitals across Kentucky and across the world are rapidly changing as these facilities work to deal with COVID-19. This has caused a great deal of uncertainty for birthing people. Here are a few resources for those birthing in Kentucky. Currently, our volunteers and other birth professionals are working rapidly to transmit a letter to all Kentucky birthing hospitals to urge them to continue to allow doulas. Doulas are not visitors. We are also planning…

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