Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nebraska Friends of Midwives 2010 Video

Nebraska Friends of Midwives (NFOM) is a consumer-based organization working to educate women in an attempt to better our prenatal care and birthing outcomes. We're currently lobbying for three proposed bills that would allow more options and greater safety measures in our state. Niecey of The Monkeys and Me created the following video for our group, leaving us breathless in her wake. As you'll see in the 8-minute video, there's an overwhelming amount of research and statistical data which show Nebraska (and our country) to be in a serious state of crisis when it comes to achieving a safe, normal birth. So take just a few minutes to watch the video, contemplate our current statistics, and meet me on the other side to learn of ways you can help out this month!!

Today, February 11th, NFOM is hosting a luncheon at the capitol to meet with our legislators regarding LB 406, LB 457, and LB 481 (you may click on each one to go directly to the official bill in PDF format). These bills are only the first steps needed to help catch us up to most other states. Here's how YOU can help:
  • Read and sign our brand new online petition HERE (best viewed with Explorer or Chrome).
  • Find your senator HERE and call to ask where they stand on "the midwife bills." Sometimes that's all it takes to pique their interest (and get their vote).
  • To stay in the loop, join the Nebraska Friends of Midwives FREE e-list HERE or our FREE discussion board HERE.
  • If you feel inclined, we could sure use a few new members. It's only $10 for a year, but it increases our numbers and power exponentially. It doesn't matter your gender, age, experience, etc.
There are many more things I could tell you to do, but these really are the best steps to take in order to get involved in bettering our birth climate. Currently, Nebraska and Alabama are at the bottom of the barrel on these liberties. We'll soon see which state is the last to get this liberating legislation passed. We're so close, people.

If you live here, please lend a hand (or if you know someone who lives here, please send them a link to this post!). I'll beg if I have to.

4 ♥ thoughtful comments ♥:

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Hello, love. The video was amazing. I miss you and yours.

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Is it lame for me to ask you to e-mail me this post with the html whoosits so I can just repost it on my blog? I'll put a link to yours at the top, but if I just link, I don't think I'll get too many click-throughs...

I was thinking today that I know you've been super busy doing great things, but I miss you! :>)

Deb said...

I respect you for being so passionate about this cause. It is important and needs strong voices to make sure that this doesn't get shoved into the back corner somewhere. Keep up the good work !

FranticMommy said...

hey bloggy buddy! Love your new header. The kids ae getting so BIG. Brighton is a total heartbreaker! Thanks so much for stopping by on my SITS day. And what an awesome day it was! I don’t do many giveaways, but I am doing a great one right now. Please stop by!

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