Chicago... November 8, 2008... Chicago O'Hare Hilton...
Twelve representatives from twelve organizations representing well over 42,000 nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, midwives...
I would like to thank the following organizations for attending: ICEA, DONA, CIMS, Waterbirth International, Lamaze International, MANA, ACNM, Birth Network, Hypnobirthing, Birthing From Within, ICAN, ICTC. The Summit was at the invitation of the host, Perinatal Education Associates, Inc. (an independent company whose goal is childbirth education).
The initial goal of this gathering was to respond to the AMA/ACOG resolution for legislation. But much more was achieved by this gathering of wonderfully empowered women.
Soon, very soon, the approved minutes and photos from this task force will be released. It is our goal to have all participating organizations' websites and their members who have websites to have these minutes and the responding resolution posted on those websites.
This historic meeting has truly long range implications.
Watch your certifying organization's website, this blog or www.birthsource.com for more information.