Illinois Physicians - Stop Blocking Home Birth Safety!

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joey larson
5 years ago
we need birth choices more than an hospital

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Nicole Rosenquest
5 years ago
I would have loved a home birth but was unable to. For my second child, I want a home birth that is safe for me and my family. I love my midwives and wish we can do a home birth in the future!
Please help this bill to pass, not oppose it, for the safety of mothers, children, and their families.

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Ciara Trowbridge
5 years ago
Homebirths are beautiful.

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Debra Kaplan
5 years ago
Home birth with midwives is safe. I had three home births.

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Brooke Welser
5 years ago
I'm signing because my children should have the safety and support of licensed midwives to be born at home rather than in the "black market".

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Penny Grillos
6 years ago
I delivered my daughter 35 years ago at home, in Chicago. I had superb prenatal care and certified nurse midwives who stayed in my home overnight. It was a joyous, wonderful experience. I am also an RN and PA-C. Have worked in OB/GYN for 13 years. Women seek out home births and for good reason. They will never receive the care and attention from a harried MD on 24 hour call that they do from a nurse midwife. There is no future in fighting this. If you are interested in women and children you will stop being an obstacle to choice.

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jessica merrell
6 years ago
Im signing because we should have our say in how we want our births. So many other states are able to, why cant we!

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Aisha Dudley
6 years ago
I am starting the process of becoming a CPM and I dont want to have to move away from my home, family, or community.

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Hannah DeYoung
6 years ago
I believe every woman deserves to have the birth she wants. For some this means in a hospital and for some it's in the comfort of their own home surrounded by loved ones.

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Elizabeth Thele
6 years ago
We drove over an hour into Missouri for every prenatal visit so that we could have a midwife-attended birth. For our next child, we would love to be able to have a midwife right here in our home, in our home state without having to do so illegally.
It's time to read the research.... & respect the informed choices of women who wish to bring their children into the world in the environment they feel most comfortable in!