design copyright by Jeremy Sams
In honor of this special day, Crystal and I sported our home-made homebirth shirts of which we had many compliments.
The shirt reads "Don't Let Your Babies Do Drugs!... Have A Homebirth!" (shirts will be available soon, contact me if you're interested) Of course we were not the only ones wearing or demonstrating their views...many others decorated their vehicles, their shirts, signs, etc... with the message of legalizing midwives in the state of NC. Several were holding signs that read something to the effect of "we left NC to give birth". What a sad commentary for the Old North State. Hopefully that will change soon.
We did have the opportunity to meet with our district representative, Mrs. Pat Hurley. It was such a pleasure talking to her and along with her willingness to listen. The funny thing is that she knew me and had one of my prints in her home...how cool is that? Many others that day met with their representatives and Senators, so we hope our voices were heard.
Jennifer Brigman show off their day-wear attire. No, they don't have a drinking problem, they're both very pregnant.
If you haven't contacted your representatives and senators, I would like to encourage you to do so. Inform them that it's time for certified professional midwives to have the same legal status as any other qualified professional. Birth is not a disease and it shouldn't be any of the government's business to tell you who can help deliver your baby.