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A training you won't want to miss!

VBAC Facts and Home to Hospital Transfers. Sounds interesting yes? We thought so too! Join us for this informative, educational, and CEU credited training for providers and families.

We have a great guest speaker, Jen Kamel, who is the creator, there will also be a great provider panel to discuss a home to hospital transfer.

Here's the event link with the details:

Why a homebirth?

Why a homebirth? The real question is, Why a hospital birth? Let's further look into that. I think to start the journey one must know what birth is.

When I search for the definition of birth this is what comes up:
the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being
Powerful if you think about it. 'A baby or other young emerges from the body of its mother'. That sentence tells you; strength, transition. 'The start of life as a physically separate being'. That sentence tells you; independence, the beginning.

When I search for the definition of a hospital this is what comes up:
an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people.
Quite a different feeling, yes? Not so powerful, or independent, or strong.

If life as a separate being begins at birth then the care, support, and environment should be supportive of that.
The woman who's releasing the new being…

Be the change, my journey to zero waste with 5 kids

I think when my first daughter was born is when something sparked inside of me to better the earth and the beings on it. It was a small spark back then so it's infancy didn't show much change in my life, maybe a few food choices that were different. I remember removing partially hydrogenated oils at first and making sure my daughter had at least "one green a day" but that was all.
I guess subconsciously I realized that how I left the earth was what she would have to deal with and I certainly didn't want to leave her a mess. I also think my growing understanding of what you put out is what you get pushed me to want to put out good so I could get good.
So I can safely say this journey really started 16 years ago when she arrived but the effort is just beginning now. You see going zero waste and being eco-friendly isn't easy. We actually used to have to do physical labor before all these desks jobs arrived. An effort is necessary since the earth puts out effort …

VBAC Crash Course

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Birth-In NO means NO even in birth!

Join us for a peaceful protest to protect women in labor. This abuse of our body must STOP. A doctor at Plantation General Hospital VIOLATED this woman in labor and he should be shamed. The event is held this Thursday, International Women's Day #metoo#womensmarch#womensrights

Support Midwifery Care


We are reaching out to ask for your support as a consumer of midwifery services. The state of Florida has a rich history of midwifery practice, but it has not been without challenges. In fact, our midwifery practice act, Florida Statute 467, was closed in 1984 due to political pressures from the state medical community. Through the hard work and efforts of many midwives, consumers, and lobbyists, we got our law back again in 1992. Because the profession of midwifery has always been under threat, it is absolutely critical that we have an active lobbyist who can advocate on our behalf and ensure that no detrimental legislation is passed in regards to the midwifery profession or its consumers.

In 2016 our act again became the target of proposed legislative changes. There was a potential threat to the Midwifery Practice Act that could have required all women who wish to receive midwifery care to be seen by an OB first to be “approved” for care by a midwife. In additio…