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Three events planned for Internation Midwives Day and International Doula Month

May is here! Not only do we honor our our mothers but we also acknowledge and thank the midwives and doulas who nurture women with care and support during and after pregnancy and birth. The entire month of May is International Doula Month and May 5 is International Midwives Day. If your life or the life of a loved one has been touched by a midwife or a doula, thank them with a note, an email or a phone call. And, prepare to celebrate them by attending any and all of the following events fostering community, advocacy, celebration, fundraising, discussion and learning. Spread the word. Thoughts and photos from any and all events are welcome on MotherBaby Network’s facebook pages.

#1 International Midwives Day Legislative Rally

  • Sponsor: The Oregon Midwifery Council
  • When: May 5th, 2011 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Where: Oregon State Capitol Building Steps (900 Court Street NE, Salem OR 97301)
  • Cost: Free
  • Flier

#2 Jennifer Block OSU Speaking Engagement

“Everything you need to know about childbirth, but weren’t going to ask until later”

Jennifer Block is the author of “Pushed: The Painful Truth  About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care.”

#3 Film Showing of Guerrilla Midwife

This powerful film shows the work of midwife Robin Lim in disaster-stricken areas.

  • Sponsor: Heart of the Valley Birth Network
  • When: May 7th, 2011 at 7:00pm
  • Where: Odd Fellows Hall (223 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, OR 97333)
  • Cost: $5 – $20.00 suggested donation (proceeds to benefit Bumi Sehat)
  • Flier



2 responses to “Three events planned for Internation Midwives Day and International Doula Month

  1. !Spring May 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I wanted to let you know about an event happening next week. the website i listed is the link to the event page on the birth companion network with all the details. Thank you for being a great resource!

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