NY Gathering for Birth Center Legislative Change

Tuesday, October 28 at 10am

Temple Emanul
243 Albany Ave
Kingston, NY 12401

Please pre-register:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/880558

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From the event description:
A day to gather together for positive change to expand laws in NY for increasing the number of Birth Centers.  Hear stakeholder stories of their Birth Centers and the barriers in opening or forces in closing the center.
Supporters can voice their concerns and the needs of their communities.

At the end of the day we hope to have our needs defined to present to lawmakers.

This event is being held by individuals. Many who attend will be from groups of consumers, professionals or other stakeholders. All who come represent themselves not their group.

Come join the change.

Transformative Power of Birth

Tuesday, October 28, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Catholic Health Administrative & Regional Training Center
144 Genesee ST
Buffalo, NY 14203

Please register by calling (716) 447-6204 or online at http://chsbuffalo.org/events.

Mercy hospital is holding a "Meet the Midwives" event! Here is what they have to say about it:
Giving birth is powerful, forever transforming the life of the child born, the mother who carried that child, and the entire family. Whether you are having your first baby or your fourth child, Catholic Health is here to help you prepare for this momentous transformation with exceptional hospital teams that provide high quality care for both moms and babies at our state-of-the-art hospitals.

Come and meet the Mercy Midwives and learn more about the Transformative Power of Birth. This event will help moms-to-be and women planning for a future pregnancy learn as much about the birth process as possible so they may have the experience they are hoping for when bringing a new life into this world.

Mentor Mom Program

Are you a mom-to-be?  Would you like a friend who has "been there" to help guide you through the confusing world of pregnancy?

BuffaloBirth Network can match you up with a mom who can mentor you.  She will help you find the information you're looking for, be your own personal cheer-leader, or just be a shoulder to lean on when you need it.

Our goal is not to judge, "sell", or convince any mom that one way is better than another.  We support, encourage, and advocate for the right of each woman to find her own path.  Also please note that Mentor Moms do not give medical advice.

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The Birth Survey

CIMS, the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, a group working toward transparency in maternity care, today announced that consumer survey results rating health care providers and birth facilities are now available online at www.thebirthsurvey.com.

The CIMS Transparency in Maternity Care Project: The Birth Survey is the first ever consumer ratings website dedicated solely to providing feedback on obstetricians, midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and home birth services. The consumer reviews include overall ratings and recommendations for birth facilities and care providers, and also a seven-item set of questions on providers’ interpersonal and communication skills, facility intervention rates, and information on finding good care. A national average of ratings is also displayed to provide comparison with individual ratings.

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Birth Article in Art Voice

Our very own Rachel Zeller has been featured in an article about birth in Buffalo and beyond in an article in Art Voice. Please check it out!

Getting Off Our Backs
by Lindsay Berman

How women are reclaiming birth, one midwife at a time

Eileen is not coming to your house with a bottle of gin,” says Eileen Stewart.

The director of Buffalo Midwifery Services and a certified nurse midwife, Stewart is one of many midwives across the country trying to demystify the public’s image of midwifery, including the notion that it is an old-world holdout whose method of choice is liquor. Stewart says her mission is to help women understand their birthing options, their bodies, and their rights.

This focus on the re-empowerment of birthing mothers and the firm belief in the mental and physical control women can have over birth breeds contention between the traditional medical community and midwives, naturalists, and women seeking alternatives to medicalized birth. ...