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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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Kentucky Midwifery Bill Advances to House Floor

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Legislation that will license and regulate certified professional midwives has advanced to the floor of the House of Representatives for final vote. Senate Bill 84 (SB84), sponsored by Sen. Tom Buford (R – Nicholasville) passed favorably from the House Committee for Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations and received its second reading on the House Floor Wednesday, March 6. It previously cleared the Senate by a 32-4 vote on Feb. 21. Several home birth families and midwives were…

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