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Some of you Moms are probably well aware of this already, just passing on some info! I wanted to let Indiana moms know that this legislative session, HB 1238 will be coming up for a vote. This is the bill that would legalize homebirth midwives or more to the point, allow licensing and require uniform education/training/treatment standards for Certified Nurse Midwives and Direct Entry Midwives. I mentioned this awhile back and some moms kindly pmed me for more information. Well, slacker that I am, this is what I have right now. I helped set up a little of the database on the weblink I'm providing. This site should answer most of your questions, if you have any. I also have drafts of letters to your legislators if you need them (pm me if you do), although it's pretty easy to write your own. If any of you feel like this is important to you, please write or call (calling is super easy -- there's even an 800#) your representative as soon as possible. Just say you are calling regarding House Bill 1238, which would allow homebirth midwives to be licensed in the state of Indiana. Ask where your rep stands and let the person you're talking to (it won't be your rep, but their aide, most likely) that you support it and would like them to vote yes. That's all. You can check the database to see if we already know where your rep stands, but still call or write anyway. The more people in their district they hear from, the more they'll be willing to vote yes. I believe the site can help you find out who your rep is if you don't know. If not, just go to the Indiana General Assembly website and it'll help you out. Sorry if this seemed really obvious, but I didn't know how to go about this before I became involved with midwives, so I thought I'd explain for the moms who might not know. Thanks ladies!<br><br><a href="http://www.indianamidwiferytaskforce.org/" target="_blank">http://www.indianamidwiferytaskforce.org/</a>
 

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Thanks ladies! You're awesome. I'll pm ya back later today, if I can get a few spare minutes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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