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Midwives Society of Oklahoma shared NACPM Oklahoma State Chapter's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, October 11th 2017, Oklahoma Senator Ervin Yen conducted an interim study entitled “Licensure of Midwives” intended to explore licensure of out-of-hospital midwives in Oklahoma. This study was held at our request after he submitted a bill last session that would have inadvertently criminalized our profession. Even though we initially reached out to him, and have consistently stayed in touch with him through our representatives, he intentionally excluded us from participating in this study. Instead of choosing to hear from the foremost expert on out-of-hospital midwifery regulation in the US, who we brought in at our own expense to testify, he invited a physician, a hospital CNM, and a legislative analyst to present testimony. We are shocked and disappointed that, despite our efforts and willingness to cooperate, our voice was intentionally silenced. We are frustrated that many of the questions asked could have been more accurately addressed if we hadn’t been excluded. It is inexplicable that professionals from the singular industry that is being threatened with regulation were censored. Because of these things, we believe we must take the following actions. CALL TO ACTION: We need EVERYONE to WRITE, EMAIL & CALL EACH of the Health & Human Services committee members to tell them that we are shocked and offended to have been intentionally excluded from this interim study. Note: if you are a constituent of any committee member, be sure to highlight this fact when calling. Here is the list of committee members: www.oksenate.gov/committees/standing/health_human_services.htm Look up your State Senator to see if they are a member of the HHS committee (not your US Senators Inhofe or Lankford) by entering your address online here: www.oksenate.gov/FindMyLegislature.aspx Possible contact script: "I am ________________a mom/dad/cousin/sister/daughter/husband etc. in Oklahoma (mention if constituent in their district and give your address). Senator Yen held an interim study on October 11th on licensing of midwives and refused to let the midwives who would be affected participate. We wanted you to know that our midwives have exhibited full cooperation but were intentionally prevented from speaking. We don't think it's appropriate to censor our midwives and we believe that it's unethical to threaten a family's right to choose midwifery care. SHARE: Share this post FAR AND WIDE and help us spread the word about this censorship of our Midwifery voice. DONATE: Protecting healthcare access is a costly and sometimes long process. All funds received go directly toward the cost of our professional representation at the capitol. Donate here: www.crowdrise.com/oklahomans-4-midwives/fundraiser/oklahomaNACPM?utm_source&utm_platform=eml&utm_... JOIN THE LIST: We want to keep you posted in order to continue mobilizing support to protect healthcare access in OK. Follow this link to sign up for our mailing list: nacpmoklahoma.org/index.php/join-legislative-action-alert-mailing-list/

2 months ago  ·  

Midwives Society of Oklahoma shared Madell Midwifery - Heather Forrest, CPM's event. ... See MoreSee Less

Fertility 101: Understanding Your Cycle

October 9, 2017, 6:30pm - October 9, 2017, 7:30pm

We will discuss the female reproductive cycle, what "charting" is, and more!!! Questions? Contact Heather Forrest, CPM at: heather@madellmidwifery.com 918-407-4376

2 months ago  ·  

This amazing #ok4midwives date night raffle is LIVE! You don't have to live in Oklahoma to win!

You can win a night at the bed and breakfast of your choice and more!!

Send your donations via PayPal friends and family to: saveokmidwives@gmail.com
$5 donation receives one Raffle entry
$20 donation receives five Raffle entries

CLOSED Support OK Midwives and Win a fabulous date night! Flash SALE CLOSED
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CLOSED Support OK Midwives and Win a fabulous date night! Flash SALE CLOSED

September 29, 2017, 5:00pm - October 1, 2017, 5:00pm

Wow y'all! Friday has finally arrived! Read to the end to get details on how to enter! This raffle is a flash sale- that means that there is a limited window of time to send your donations to be included in the raffle. Donations received outside of the flash sale time frame will be refunded with a note of explanation! WHAT IS THE RAFFLE??? We are accepting donations to support legislative efforts of Oklahomans for Midwives. In brief, legislation was proposed in the last legislative session to limit access to midwifery care. In October, an interim session committee is meeting to decide how to proceed. The Midwives have hired lobbyists to help with the efforts and to help us navigate the sometimes confusing stream of legislative bureaucracy. The legislative fund is being utilized to help us in our quest to make sure access to midwifery care is still reasonably available to Oklahomans! This raffle is one of many fundraising efforts to support access to midwifery care in Oklahoma! WHAT'S THE PRIZE??? The prize for this raffle drawing is an awesome date night worth $900! 😳💃😍 Dinner for 2, an evening of fun, a night's stay at a bed and breakfast, money for childcare and/or fun! Options are endless- we will help you plan the date night of your dreams within the generous budget amount of $900! HOW DO I ENTER??? Entries will be received via this flash sale donation. Donations to enter the raffle can be made to the paypal address given in this event only- flash sale is open from 5pm this evening to 5pm Sunday evening. September 29, 2017 at 5pm to October 1, 2017 at 5pm. All times are CST. Donations must be received within this window of time to be eligible for the drawing. Each $5 donation will receive one (1) Raffle entry. Each $20 donation will receive five (5) Raffle entries. After sending your donation, you will receive an entry number or numbers for the raffle depending on the amount donated. These numbers are your Raffle ticket numbers! Please put your name and email address in the note section of your donation. Donations must be received via PayPal friends and family so we don't incur any PayPal fees! HOW IS THE WINNER PICKED??? Each valid entry will receive a Raffle ticket entry number. We will use a random number generator to pick the winner in a live Facebook video, here on this event page, so don't forget to click that you are going to stay updated!!! We hope to do this later Sunday evening, this will depend on if babies are cooperating, we will keep you updated! WHAT's THE ADDRESS TO SEND DONATIONS TO??? The PayPal address for this donation Raffle is: saveokmidwives@gmail.com Again- please send donations only during the set flash sale times of September 29, 2017 at 5pm to October 1, 2017 at 5pm. All times are CST. Donations must be received within this window of time to be eligible for the drawing. Donations also must be received via PayPal friends and family to be eligible for this drawing. Let us know if you have questions- we look forward to seeing how much this fun Raffle contributes to saving the Midwives! 😍 Original event details: We are raising money for the Oklahomans for Midwives legislative fund! A $5 donation earns one raffle entry or for a $20 donation earn 5 entries into a drawing for a most fabulous date night!!! All of the specific locations can be chosen by the winner, we will help facilitate the experience in the winner's locale: Delicious dinner for two (winner chooses the restaurant ($150 value) Couples massage or I-fly experience (winner chooses) ($130 value) One night stay at exclusive bed and breakfast ($300 value) Choice of overnight childcare or choose spending money to enhance your date night in whatever way you wish! ($320 value) This amazing date night raffle is worth $900!!! Donations will be accepted via PayPal friends and family only (we want all the proceeds to be able to go to the legislative fund not to PayPal fees) This raffle will be a 48hr flash sale only open from Friday September 29, 2017 at 5pm to Sunday October 1st at 5pm! Don't forget to check back here for when and where to send your donations in to have your name placed in this awesome raffle giveaway!

2 months ago  ·  

This monthly meeting is a chance for homebirthers and potential homebirthers and families to meet up and discuss various birth and health related topics. One or more midwives or student midwives from MSO will be present at the meetings to answer questions, but this group is primarily about homebirth families being able to connect with like-minded people in the Tulsa area. ... See MoreSee Less

Tulsa Homebirth Get Together

August 5, 2017, 2:00pm - August 5, 2017, 4:00pm

This monthly meeting is a chance for homebirthers and potential homebirthers and families to meet up and discuss various birth and health related topics. One or more midwives or student midwives from MSO will be present at the meetings to answer questions, but this group is primarily about homebirth families being able to connect with like-minded people in the Tulsa area.

5 months ago  ·  

MSO will be holding our 3rd Annual HomeBIrthday Party on September 23rd at Veteran's Park in Jenks. We will be celebrating homebirth by having a birthday party for all of our community's children. Everyone who is supportive of homebirth is welcome to attend, and we will have plenty of fun "birthday" activities for kids. Please RSVP and let us know how many people you plan to bring. Entry is free, but we want to make sure and have enough cupcakes for everyone. We look forward to seeing you all! ... See MoreSee Less

3rd Annual HomeBirthday Party

September 23, 2017, 3:30pm - September 23, 2017, 4:00pm

MSO will be holding our 3rd Annual HomeBIrthday Party on September 23rd at Veteran's Park in Jenks. We will be celebrating homebirth by having a birthday party for all of our community's children. Everyone who is supportive of homebirth is welcome to attend, and we will have plenty of fun "birthday" activities for kids. Please RSVP and let us know how many people you plan to bring. Entry is free, but we want to make sure and have enough cupcakes for everyone. We look forward to seeing you all!

6 months ago  ·  

Veteran homebirther? Homebirth coming up? Just exploring options?Please join us for our monthly Tulsa Homebirth Get Together! All are welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

Tulsa Homebirth Get Together

July 8, 2017, 2:00pm - July 8, 2017, 5:00pm

This monthly meeting is a chance for homebirthers and potential homebirthers and families to meet up and discuss various birth and health related topics. One or more midwives or student midwives from MSO will be present at the meetings to answer questions, but this group is primarily about homebirth families being able to connect with like-minded people in the Tulsa area.

6 months ago  ·  

This monthly meeting is a chance for homebirthers and potential homebirthers and families to meet up and discuss various birth and health related topics. One or more midwives or student midwives from MSO will be present at the meetings to answer questions, but this group is primarily about homebirth families being able to connect with like-minded people in the Tulsa area. ... See MoreSee Less

Tulsa Homebirth Get Together

July 8, 2017, 2:00pm - July 8, 2017, 5:00pm

This monthly meeting is a chance for homebirthers and potential homebirthers and families to meet up and discuss various birth and health related topics. One or more midwives or student midwives from MSO will be present at the meetings to answer questions, but this group is primarily about homebirth families being able to connect with like-minded people in the Tulsa area.

6 months ago  ·  

Get together with other homebirth people or come and find out if YOU are homebirth people! Everyone is invited. ... See MoreSee Less

Tulsa Homebirth Get Together

June 10, 2017, 2:00pm - June 10, 2017, 5:00pm

This monthly meeting is a chance for homebirth moms and families to meet up and discuss various birth and health related topics. One or more midwives or student midwives from MSO will be present at the meetings to answer questions, but this group is primarily about homebirth families being able to connect with like-minded people in the Tulsa area.

6 months ago  ·  

MSO President Sarah Foster spent the afternoon participating in this month's MANA Community Partner's Meeting, where she was able to share about the situation in Oklahoma and benefit from the combined experience and knowledge of midwives who have faced similar situations. What a wealth of information! We are so thankful to have support from MANA and this brilliant group of Community Partners. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

This monthly meeting is a chance for homebirth moms and families to meet up and discuss various birth and health related topics. One or more midwives or student midwives from MSO will be present at the meetings to answer questions, but this group is primarily about homebirth families being able to connect with like-minded people in the Tulsa area. ... See MoreSee Less

Tulsa Homebirth Get Together

June 10, 2017, 2:00pm - June 10, 2017, 5:00pm

This monthly meeting is a chance for homebirth moms and families to meet up and discuss various birth and health related topics. One or more midwives or student midwives from MSO will be present at the meetings to answer questions, but this group is primarily about homebirth families being able to connect with like-minded people in the Tulsa area.

7 months ago  ·