Invitation to Women and their Families Across Canada to share Midwifery Experiences with PEI Women- This was the most exciting idea. BORN would like to invite women from all across Canada to tell women on PEI about their experience of Midwifery and why they would like to see women on PEI have access. PEI is virtually the last province in Canada without Midwifery Care and in spite of recommendations to adopt Midwifery to the province from professional reviews of our health care system PEI has neglected to take any concrete action on implementing Midwifery Care. We would ask women to make short videos 1 or 2 min max. that we could up load to our You-Tube channel on various aspects of the Midwifery Care experience: Prenatal Care, Birth including; Hospital, Birthing Centre and Home, Postnatal Care. If you have want to share your story or you have a friend who might be willing to share her story message our site or e-mail Born at email@example.com or add a link to your video in the comments below. If you send a video file to us we will post it to our You Tube Channel. You can also use the comment section of this page to write your experience and share with us.
If you are trying to reach BORN there will be a delay as the communications volunteer is on holiday. Please look for your reply within a week or ten days.
Doula training coming to summerside, Dona Birth Doula Training, Summerside PEI, October 18th, 9-9, October 19th & 20 8:30-5:30, Registration Closes September 30th 2013.
please follow the link,Â https://sites.google.com/site/kelly347/becomeadoula
BORN has set up a new Facebook page Â and we invite you all to come and participate there.Â https://www.facebook.com/pages/BORN-PEIs-Midwife-Advocacy-Group/559209234091772
Laine’s great speech from her public perspective;
RED TENT EVENT FOR MIDWIFERY AND DOULA CARE ON PEI.
May 5th 12:30-4 p.m. at Central Christian Church 223 Kent St in the Fellowship Hall
Join BORN members, Midwives, Doulas and volunteers for a fun filled afternoon of community building and activities after the Rally for Midwifery. A free tea/coffee and bake service will run all afternoon with donations of nut-free baking welcome. Activities planned are an opening ceremony and drum circle, 1:30 p.m. Craftavism: Goddess Pendants with artist Susana Rutherford 2:30 p.m. Yoga Dance with Yoga Instructor Mary MacPhee, 3:00 p.m. Birth Stories sharing circle with Certified Birth Doula and Family Educator Sherri McWilliams. Also running will be an Information area from local Birthing and Breast Feeding support groups, a Henna Tattoo station, Labyrinth and a supervised play area for small children. All ages welcome, breast-feeding friendly. Entry will be free but donations to BORN are welcome. Please contact BORN at our web site http;//born-pei.ca for more information. Sherri MacWilliams â€“Co- Chair of BORN â€¨Tel: 902-569-4821â€¨ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rally for Midwifery on PEI â€œ Whereâ€™s my Midwife?â€
May 5th, 12-1 p.m. at Province House Grafton St. Side.
Come out and show the PEI Government that women and their families want Midwifery Care on PEI. This is your opportunity to support Midwives and to bring about positive change for all Island Women by supporting the choice of Midwifery that is available in virtually every other province. Speakers from BORN, PEI Midwives Association and the public. Also invited to speak are local womenâ€™s groups and politicians. Please contact BORN at our web site http;//born-pei.ca for more information. Sherri MacWilliams â€“Co- Chair of BORN â€¨Tel: 902-569-4821â€¨ Email: email@example.com
A Red Tent Event at Central Christian Church will follow the Rally.
The new signatures on our petition have been getting some traction with stories on CBC on television and radio, local radio CFCY also covered the story. In the latest development Minister Currie tweeted to BORN that he’ll be looking into the situation in more depth.Â http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/PEI/Compass/2179017826/ID
A link to a useful booklet on VBAC information from BC,
Our online Petition Form is back up and running after being down due to a technical error, even if you have sent this before now is a great time to add your comments to the attention of our New Health Minister, Hon. Doug Currie. Let’s hope this is the year the PEI Government actually moves to bring Legislated Midwifery to PEI. Our most informed advisors have suggested that PEI adopt a North West Territories style of legislation that would allow a Midwife from any legislated province to practice here. This would allow women on PEI to have immediate access to Midwifery. In time Midwives could be hired to work in existing Health Clinics on PEI and deliver babies in Hospital, Birthing Centers or Homes. When Midwives become part of the Health Care System Doulas can be hired as attendants and to work as part of a Midwifery Team.
Meeting was cancelled, will Â post new time when I am advised of it, sorry.
We are having a November Born Meeting, The meeting will be held at Sherri McWilliams home in Chartlottetown. As always our meetings are open to any interested persons. BORN welcomes new members and community input.Â The next BORN meeting will take place at Sherri’s Â house:Â 212 Kensington Road in Charlottetown, on Tuesday, November 22nd, at 7pm.Â Â Sherri’s house is on the same side of the road asÂ the Belvedere Golf CourseÂ and is yellow with white shutters.
BORN will be kicking off our 2011/2012 year with a meeting tonight. September 20th Â at 7 p.m. Â at 46 Parkside Dr. Please feel free to join us , sorry for the late notice but we had web-site issues.