ADHS: Stop asking our midwives to do the impossible.
They cannot offer informed, evidence-based careandfollow your
Coercion is not consent!!
What:Rally in support of Arizona Midwives
When:Thursday, November 5, 2015
Where:In front of the Arizona Department of Health
Services, 150 N.
Happy International Day of the Midwife to the midwives of the world.
We are so blessed with so many amazing midwives in our birth community. Here is a little more about why Sweet Pea Births advocates for midwifery care to be an available option to all birthing families:
The final open meeting of the Midwifery Scope of Practice committee was held yesterday, June 3, 2013. The whole time I have been attending or watching the livestream recordings, there has been a nagging thought that was tugging on my brain.
The Director of Health Services wroteTHIS
blog post that really helped me clarify
the thought that had been rolling around in my head, and I couldn’t quite pin it
down until I read his post:
“In the draft rules, there are a handful of tests that women need to take if
she wants to have Licensed Midwifery services.
(Submitted as a Public Comment)
Open Letter to the Midwifery Scope or Practice Committee:
It feels like healthcare in the state of Arizona is going the way of the public school system. Professionals who are out of touch, some of them not working in the field anymore, or as is said quite often, "couldn't cut it in the classroom," are making rules and regulations for the folks who are in the trenches, getting their "hands dirty" every day. It is bad enough that teachers are overwhelmed with rules that have them teaching to tests instead of using their God-given talents to teach and inspire a younger generation.
There was another Midwifery Scope of Practice Committee meeting last night at the Arizona Department of Health Services. The consumers came out en force and made it abundantly clear that the requests to have a midwife attend a homebirth of a VBAC, a breech and twin births are Human Rights and Woman's Choice issues. We know that there are risks involved. It is our right to do our own research, to explore all our options and to make the choice with the risk decisions that we can live with.