Friday, October 24, 2008

Announcing Lane County Friends of the Birth Center


I am pleased to let you know about the newly formed “Lane County Friends of the Birth Center” (FBC). FBC is a volunteer-led endeavor to connect Birth Center families, new and old, as well as community members in support of the unique services provided at the PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center.

Lane County Friends of the Birth Center objectives are:
  1. Raising awareness of and on-going support for the midwifery model of care
  2. Maintaining contact among mothers and families affiliated with the PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center as well as community supporters
  3. Offering periodic updates and information about special events for the Birth Center community. (Following is the first update!)
Update #1:
  • Last week was National Midwifery Week. The Birth Center celebrated by sharing plans for a new building near the RiverBend campus. Stop by the Birth Center to see them! If you are interested in attending a presentation about the new facility, please let me know.
  • In conjunction with National Midwifery Week, the American College of Nurse-Midwives unveiled some very beautiful midwifery-themed postage stamps.
  • The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) recently launched The Birth Survey (TBS). The Survey offers women the opportunity to anonymously provide as well as access feedback about care with a doctor, midwife, hospital, birth center or home birth service. To take the survey or access survey results as they become available, use the following link:

Best regards,
Katharine Gallagher

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