Welcome to North Carolina Friends of Midwives, the voice of out-of-hospital birthing families since 1997.
2015 Legislative Update:
Thanks to all who have called and emailed your Senators to ask for support for S542 & S543. The update on ncleg.net shows these are our sponsors and co-sponsors: Ronald J. Rabin (Primary); Norman W. Sanderson (Primary); Bill Cook; Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr.; Joyce Krawiec; Tom McInnis; (Co-Sponsors). The bills passed the first reading and have been sent to the Rules and Operations Committee for sorting and then we expect them to move on. We are keeping close watch and will update you with progress and any further action. Same tasks still apply: update your NCFOM membership at www.ncfom.org, update your voter registration, participate in the upcoming local events (announcement coming soon!). #MidwiferyMatters! #freedomtobirth Keep up the good work!
The North Carolina Friends of Midwives invites you to our annual Walk for Midwives fundraiser on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Walks will be held in Charlotte, Asheville and Garner and we are expecting to host hundreds of families all across our great State of North Carolina.
These events celebrate the midwives who serve our families, the work NCFOM does to promote midwifery, and the International Day of the Midwife (5/5) and its' theme, "Midwives: for a better tomorrow." This fundraiser fuels the work of NCFOM to improve access to care in out of hospital births by licensing Certified Professional Midwives in NC.
Register today! http://www.ncfomwalkformidwives.myevent.com/
If you know of a business that would like to sponsor these events, visit the website for details...or Share this letter!
Special thanks to our 2015 Sponsors:
Barefoot and Paleo, Heidi Fiscus blogs about health and wellness
Michelle Corona and family for the donation of embroidery of our logo on the golf shirts! A wonderful Friend of Midwives!
The Koerber Family who has been blessed to have been supported by midwives for 32 births.
"Thank you for all of your hard work!"
Justine Clegg, MS, CPM, LM, CLC
FAR OUT Sponsors:
One Love Chiropractic of Asheville
Wilson Technology Group of Charlotte
Legislative Mission Statement
North Carolina Friends of Midwives recognize a woman’s right to choose the setting and care provider for birth, the validity and safety of a planned home birth attended by a trained midwife, the need to assure that the standards of care are maintained and that care providers are held accountable for their actions.