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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 … Continue reading

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Huge Victory on the House Floor

Families across South Dakota are rejoicing that the South Dakota House of Representatives passed SB136, to license and regulate Certified Professional Midwives, with a vote of 52-16.  This happened on March 1 the 25th birthday of the baby whose birth … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Midwife Bill 29-6!

On February 13th, the Senate Health and Human Services committee approved SB136, the act to license and regulate Certified Professional Midwives, on a vote of 4-1 after a two-hour hearing.    The photo shows some of our supporters who came … Continue reading

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Amazing News!

Families raise $20,0000!!! We did it!  We all came together and reached the monumental goal of raising $20,000 to fund a midwife board to license Certified Professional Midwives in South Dakota.  A huge thank you to everyone who made this … Continue reading

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This is our year!

Happy New Year to you and your family! While we still have a lot of work ahead of us, there has never been a more favorable climate for passage of a bill to license Certified Professional Midwives in the twenty … Continue reading

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Events Being Held Across State

South Dakota Birth Matters supporters have been working tirelessly across the state to make sure 2017 is the year when a bill to license Certified Professional Midwives is passed in our state.  We are committed to raising $20,000 to help … Continue reading

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“Why Not Home?” Documentary Coming to Rapid City

We are incredibly excited to bring the new documentary Why Not Home? to South Dakota.  A free screening is being offered at the Journey Museum in Rapid City on November 4.  The event begins at 6:30 pm and will include … Continue reading

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Working Hard to Raise Funds

Our legislative team has been working hard this summer to update our Certified Professional Midwife licensure bill (you know, the one that almost passed in our 2016 legislative session).  One of the developments of this year’s session was an amendment … Continue reading

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Help Our Families Access Midwives

Out of hospital birth is on the rise across the country and in South Dakota.  Unfortunately the midwives who specialize in out of hospital birth (Certified Professional Midwives) no longer practice in South Dakota since the state does not recognize … Continue reading

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