BORN has set up a new Facebook page and we invite you all to come and participate there. 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 –Co- Chair of BORN Tel: 902-569-4821 Email: email@example.com
Rally for Midwifery on PEI “ Where’s my Midwife?”
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 women’s groups and politicians. Please contact BORN at our web site http;//born-pei.ca for more information. Sherri MacWilliams –Co- Chair of BORN Tel: 902-569-4821 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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 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. The next BORN meeting will take place at Sherri’s house: 212 Kensington Road in Charlottetown, on Tuesday, November 22nd, at 7pm. Sherri’s house is on the same side of the road as the Belvedere Golf Course and is yellow with white shutters.
BORN will be kicking off our 2011/2012 year with a meeting tonight. September 20th at 7 p.m. at 46 Parkside Dr. Please feel free to join us , sorry for the late notice but we had web-site issues.