Archive for 14 July 2008

Video of amazing midwives and MFOM moms!

Watch the video, send it around, and join our Yahoo group so that you can help and stay in the loop on the status of the midwifery bill. We only have two more weeks left to lobby and get it passed this session. Help now!

Thank you to all the MFOM members and midwives who offered their beautiful photos for this. Particularly MFOM member and professional Boston photographer Isylah Haynes. You can email her at eeshiee@aol.com.

14 July 2008 at 10:49 pm 5 comments

MANA’s response to the AMA: outdated and absurd

Well, the Midwives Alliance of North America has weighed in on the AMA’s outrageous resolution to try and make birth outside of a hospital illegal:

All maternity care providers should band together to reduce the unacceptably high rates of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the United States, increase access to maternity care for all women, reduce unnecessary cesarean sections, encourage vaginal birth and VBACs for healthy women, reduce health disparities of women and infants in minority populations, and promote increased breastfeeding. These challenging but attainable goals would improve the health of mothers and babies far more impressively than reducing the rates of homebirth. 

Read the whole response.

Surely this AMA/ACOG movement will dissipate with no research to stand on. With collaborative relationships of physicians and midwives in most developing countries producing far superior maternal and infant health outcomes than our own in the US, thier greedy turf war will backfire and continue to fuel the recently increasing home birth rates.

14 July 2008 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment


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