Thursday, September 23, 2010

Walk for Midwives

This weekend, families from across Alabama will walk in seven cities to raise awareness and funds to support the Alabama Birth Coalition's campaign to legalize Certified Professional Midwives. Remember, Certified Professional Midwives are specifically trained to provide out-of-hospital maternity care. Studies prove that for women experiencing normal, low-risk pregnancies, giving birth out of a hospital attended by a Certified Professional Midwife is just as safe as giving birth in a hospital.  Alabama is one of only 9 states that specifically prohibit midwives, and the Alabama Birth Coalition is working diligently to remove our state from that list!

Walks are planned in multiple cities across the state, including Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Dothan, and Cullman.  Please plan to attend one close to you!  If, however, you are unable to attend, consider visiting our website and donating.  The Alabama Birth Coalition is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization. We rely on the generous donations of our supporters to maintain all of our local and statewide initiatives. Your contributions are vital to our work.

We would also like to take this time to thank our amazing sponsors, without whom none of these events would be possible.  Please take time to look over the list and then patronize these midwife-loving businesses.

 We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

*Wish I could take credit for this great message - but this post was taken from the Alabama Birth Coalition email, go to to sign up and get updates on what we're doing!*

Birmingham Walk for Midwives
Saturday, September 25th
Breakfast at 8 a.m. and Walk at 9:15 a.m.
ROJO (2921 Highland Avenue South)

Cullman Walk for Midwives
Saturday, September 25th
9 a.m.
Sportsman Lake Park (1544 Sportsman Lake Rd NW - Hwy 31 S)

Dothan Walk for Midwives
Saturday, September 25th
9 a.m.
Kiwanis Park (1715 Whatley Drive)

Huntsville Walk for Midwives
Saturday, September 25th
11:15 a.m.
NEWK'S Express Cafe (4925 University Drive Northwest)

Mobile Walk for Midwives
Saturday, September 25th
9:30 a.m.
Cathedral Square (Claiborne Street at Conti Street)

Montgomery Walk for Midwives
Saturday, September 25th
9 a.m.
Vaughn Road Park (3620 Vaughn Road)

Tuscaloosa Walk for Midwives
Saturday, September 25th
10 a.m.
First Christian Church (627 Paul W. Bryant Dr.)

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