MOTHERS AND MIDWIVES Advocates OF HAWAI`I
As part of a community organization, Mothers And Midwives Advocates of Hawai`i (MAMAHAWAII), we are advocating for those who practice home birth in the Hawaiian islands. We feel itʻs of utmost importance to know what the community thinks and feels on childbearing and access to childbirth attendants in Hawai`i. Which is why weʻve created this simple survey. Please let your voice be heard by taking it. Itʻs anonymous so your privacy will be protected. A new 2018 legislative session has opened and already a new bill seeking to medicalize home birth has been submitted. Donʻt let doctors and politicians be the only voices heard on the subject of your birth practices!
*Here is the survey: Hawai`i Home Birth Community Self Assessment
*Anyone who: has given birth at home, is a father, a doula or a midwife, planned to birth at home but went to the hospital, was born at home, is planning to birth at home, has attended a family member's birth at home can fill out the survey!!!!
2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION HAS OPENED, WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD!
Senate Bill, SB2294, on Relating to the Licensure of Home Birth Midwives. Please read and get informed. Feel free to contact me to further understand what this bill really means. And donʻt be fooled, this bill only shows the façade...the specific rules and protocols on how a midwife can practice comes after a bill passes! This means midwives can be restricted to be able to attend your birth in a rural area, of twins, of a breech or VBACs at home!