Monday, April 16, 2007
I've been working on an article for a local paper about my homebirth. My goal, of course, is to sound sane and rationale and defend my choice in a plausible manner. Beyond that, I'd like to stir in readers a belief that this kind of birth might be possible for them, or at least get them to think what a nice way to birth this is. Until the problems are acknowledged, there can be no work toward solutions. There is a hot and heavy debate in the Missouri House and Senate (even as we type!) about the legalization of midwifery (CPMs). I would love to weigh in on this, send letters, sign petitions, testify before congressional committees, but unfortunately I don't live in Missouri so I'm keeping tabs on things from across the state line. This is the latest in a long long line of attempts to pass a Bill legalizing midwifery. Perhaps this time, it will pass... In the meantime I have a story to tell.