Thank you Manda for encouraging involvement in legislation. I also wanted to include that there is a bill trying to be put through to eliminate the requirement for Certified Nurse-Midwives to have a written collaborative agreement with a doctor. If this bill passes it will make it far easier for nurse midwives to attend homebirths. Being in the process of starting my own homebirth business in the West Suburbs right now, I understand how this requirement has been a hindrance for many nurse midwives in our state. Our senators and representatives need to know that you will benefit from the elimination of this requirement. Please speak up!
Christina Oser, CNM, WHNP
>I thought many of you would be interested to know that there is a big push to lobby your Congressional Rep and Senators (now) about the importance of homebirth in any healthcare reform. I would LOVE to have company going to see Senators and/or Rep if anyone is interested. (I've done it a lot on the local level and have always really enjoyed it).
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