Welcome to North Carolina Friends of Midwives, the voice of out-of-hospital birthing families since 1997.
Legislative Mission Statement:
North Carolina Friends of Midwives recognize a woman’s right to choose the setting and care provider for birth; the validity and safety of a planned home birth attended by a trained midwife, the need to assure that the standards of care are maintained, and that care providers are held accountable for their actions.
2015 Legislative Update:
The NC General Assembly is still working to finalize this session. Senate Bills S542 & S543 sponsored by Ronald J. Rabin (Primary), Norman W. Sanderson (Primary), Bill Cook, Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr., Joyce Krawiec, and Tom McInnis, (Co-Sponsors) are still available for consideration. We are following the progress at the GA closely and will keep you updated on our status. This session we have not asked much of our supporters. No trips to Raleigh or major efforts to sway legislators. We are relying on the skills of our lobbying team to do the work that needs to be done.
What we are asking is that you join NCFOM and that you contribute what you can financially to keep our lobbying team at work! We need your support to keep advancing midwifery in North Carolina. When you click JOIN, you will see the levels of membership available. Also, please remember to update your voter registration. Legislators need to know our supporters will hold them accountable at the polls!
The success of our multiple Walks for Midwives in May was thanks to so many of YOU! Your participation reminds us that this cause is important to you and that home birth families are demanding access to qualified midwives. Thank you to all who showed up, who contributed, who spread the word! Help us keep the momentum going! Join as a member today and share our organization with others!