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Come see this midwifery matriarch speak and support the legislative effort to license CPMs in NC!<br><br>
She will be giving a public lecture and teaching a workshop<br><br>
LECTURE<br>
Topic: "Midwives: The Key to Reducing Infant Mortality in NorthCarolina"<br>
and "Safe Motherhood Across Ethnic Lines"<br><br>
When: Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 7:00pm<br><br>
Where: White Lecture Hall, 1308 Campus Drive, Duke University East<br>
Campus<br><br>
Tickets: $15 in advance ($20 at the door) available by<br>
online (paypal) registration and by mail/check at ncfom.org<br><a href="http://ncfom.org/AnEveningWithInaMayGaskin.html" target="_blank">http://ncfom.org/AnEveningWithInaMayGaskin.html</a><br><br>
WORKSHOP<br>
Topics: * Managing Shoulder Dystocia<br>
* Normalizing Breech Birth<br>
When: 12noon to 4pm Saturday, Dec 5, 2009<br>
Where: Duke University East Campus<br>
East Duke BLDG 204B<br>
Registration: $75, at ncfom.org<br><a href="http://ncfom.org/AnEveningWithInaMayGaskin.html" target="_blank">http://ncfom.org/AnEveningWithInaMayGaskin.html</a><br><br><br>
This event is open to the public and parking is free. All ticket sales<br>
are final. Midwifery related T-shirts, books, bumper stickers and other<br>
items may also be available for sale. For information on the lecture,<br>
please contact Marnie Cooper Priest at (919) 740-7396 or<br>
[email protected] gmail.com <mailto:[email protected] gmail.com> For<br>
registration information contact Kate Katahdin at (919) 598-9619 or<br>
[email protected] s.com <mailto:[email protected] s.com> If you<br>
can print and distribute flyers for this event at your local libraries,<br>
community centers, churches, meetings, or events, the organizers can<br>
send you a pdf flyer by email (Kate, Marnie, or Erin Henry at<br>
[email protected] com). Any help you can provide publicizing this event<br>
is appreciated!<br>
Ms. Ina May Gaskin is an internationally known activist, speaker and<br>
author on pregnancy, childbirth, and maternal & infant mortality. A<br>
homebirth midwife for more than three decades, she has been called the<br>
"Mother of all Midwives," and has been credited with the<br>
resurgence of midwifery in the US. Ms. Gaskin is the founder and<br>
director of The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee, and author of Ina<br>
May's Guide to Childbirth, Spiritual Midwifery and recently, Ina<br>
May's Guide to Breastfeeding. She also developed the Gaskin<br>
Maneuver, a technique for resolving shoulder dystocia during childbirth.<br>
Marnie Cooper-Priest won Ms Gaskin's visit and lecture through a Big<br>
Push for Midwifery contest. Inviting the public to hear her speak is a<br>
fund-raising and awareness-raising gift for the confederation of<br>
organizations in NC working to license CPMs. Come and share the prize,<br>
and continue the big push for CPM licensure here in North Carolina!<br>
Presented by the North Carolina Midwives Alliance and Duke University<br>
Women's Center, and sponsored by The Big Push for Midwifery<br><br>
Funds will go toward lobbying and working with the NC legislature on a<br>
licensing bill for Certified Professional Midwives, national licensing<br>
of midwives, and the NC Midwives Alliance.<br><br>
The North Carolina Midwifery Alliance (NCMA) seeks to promote unity,<br>
cooperation, and communication among midwives statewide. NCMA also<br>
strives to provide opportunities for information exchange, continuing<br>
education, peer review and support, while helping to ensure the highest<br>
quality of care for women and families seeking midwifery services.<br>
The Duke University Women's Center promotes the full participation<br>
and agency of women students at Duke through mentorship, leadership, and<br>
programming that addresses gender violence, equity and social justice.
 
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