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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 fund an Independent Midwife Board. In fact the bill we will propose states that the Governor does not have to appoint board members until there is $20,000 in a Midwife Regulatory Fund.
Our efforts thus far have raised just over $14,000! In a push to raise the remaining funds SD Birth Matters will be hosting screenings of the documentary Why Not Home? across the state. This film tells the story of several health care professionals who deliver babies in the hospital but choose home birth for their own children’s births. These professionals explore the risks and benefits of both locations and how working together can help improve safety for everyone. Graphic birth scenes are included in the film, so audience discretion is advised.
We encourage you to attend a screening near you and please come prepared with a generous donation for the Midwife Regulatory Fund.
October 27 6:30 pm Mitchell Public Library
October 28 7 pm Aberdeen 2210 Stone Gate Ct
November 4 6:30 pm Rapid City Journey Museum
November 5 3 pm Winner United Methodist Church
November 12 1:30 pm Watertown Regional Library
November 20 1 pm Sioux Falls The Bakery
Events will include time for discussion and/or a panel to answer your questions. Find out more about each event by clicking on the city. Please help us spread the word by sharing these events on Facebook.