After an amazing 2 days at the CIMS forum in Austin, TX I
am more determined than ever to do whatever it takes to make significant changes to our maternity care system in North Louisiana. As I put the final touches on the rest of my website I am anxious and excited to start really promoting “normal birth”
in my area. I already have the support of at least one OB/GYN and several other organizations. I have made contact with at least 2 more doulas although one is 35 miles away and the other 70 miles away but it’s a start. I hope that in the next year I will be able to recruit and train a few more doulas for this area. My “big picture” goal is to recruit and train midwives for this area. As it stands now this is what it looks like for the state of Louisiana and licensed midwives and it’s just not acceptable!