Register for our annual (virtual) meeting via Zoom

Saturday, November 14, 2020 2-4pm

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Fun, Fellowship, Film

Fun, Fellowship, Film
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/919445258419195/
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Coming Fall, 2019….

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Help us say thank you to our legislators!

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CPMs Can Now Be Licensed in SD!

As of 9/10/18, the SD CPM Regulatory Board is accepting applications from CPMs and CPM students for licensure to practice in South Dakota!

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The Pierre, SD March for Moms is sponsored by Apple Tree Midwifery.

https://www.facebook.com/AppleTreeMidwifery/ 

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Healthy Birth Luncheon

HEALTHY BIRTH LUNCHEON
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sign up to help us in Pierre!

Go to:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084eabaf2ea3f49-legislative1

Please help us feed the legislators! This is a great opportunity for our supporters to connect with their legislators. If you are unable to come, please consider sending food items with someone else or sending a financial donation to help cover the cost of:

Beverages – $150
Facility Rental – $100
Chips – $50
Paper products – $25
Veggie Dip – $10
Checks can be mailed to:

SD Birth Matters
1200 N Advantage Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57014

Or use the donate button on our homepage.

Schedule for Healthy Birth Luncheon:

7:30 am Set up / Committees / Visiting Legislators Begins
10:30 am Set Serving Table
11:00 am Begin Serving Healthy Birth Luncheon
12:45 am Group Picture on Stairs
1:00 pm Clean up / Caucus Meetings for Legislators
2:00 pm Session Begins (group introductions in both chambers)

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You’re invited!

Also, please dig through your old photo albums and email any photos you may have from past SD Birth Matters events to eviedewitt@hotmail.com, or private message them to the SD Birth Matters Facebook page.

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Governor Signs SB 136 to License Certified Professional Midwives!

It has been an incredibly exciting session.  Our bill has officially been signed into law, so now what?

First up: we will get an official photo with the Governor reenacting the signing of our bill. Anyone can be in this photo, and we are hoping for a lot of you to be there – all are welcome! It will be at the Capitol on March 27 at 9:30 am. If you are coming, please meet us in the Rotunda (2nd floor) by 9:15 am.

Second: Following the photo on the 27th, we will have a potluck and planning meeting for our CELEBRATION PARTY! It won’t be at the Capitol, though, so keep your food in your car and we’ll give you all directions after the photo. All are welcome to come help with the planning. 

Third: The Celebration Party is tentatively set for May 13 in Pierre (central location for the whole state). Pencil it in on your calendars, and be watching for further details!  We want to plan a celebration that the whole family can enjoy.  Please share your ideas!

Fourth: After our law goes into effect on July 1, the Governor will appoint the board. Then the board will develop rules to regulate CPMs and help those rules navigate the rules process which includes public hearings and a hearing with the Legislative Rules Committee. This process can take awhile, so CPMs won’t be able to practice immediately when the law goes into effect on July 1.  We are confident that the process will go as quickly and smoothly as possible, and we will have CPMs providing care in our state as soon as they can! WOOHOOO!!

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say a huge thank you to all of you, our followers and supporters. Without your efforts in contacting legislators, helping with our luncheon, coming to Pierre to visit and lobby, PRAYERS, etc, etc, we couldn’t have pulled this off. We’ve been working for so many years *because* we care about you, South Dakota families, and your birthing rights and options.

Most importantly, this post absolutely wouldn’t be complete without giving God the glory. There were SO many little (and big) miracles and orchestrations along the way this year, and those of us spending time in Pierre felt His presence and peace all along the way. He had us and our bill in His Hands and without Him and all of YOUR PRAYERS, we would not have been able to do this.

WAY TO GO, SOUTH DAKOTA!!!! Families will benefit from your work for years to come!

WooooooooHooooooooo!!!! Let’s Celebrate!!!!!!!!!

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