Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Birth Discussion Event

Did you know you don’t *have*
to be in a hospital to give birth?

Join the Michiana Birth Professionals group for a panel discussion
the first in a 4-part series of discussions about childbirth options in Michiana

6:30 p.m. (social/networking time starts at 5:45 p.m.)
Saturday, October 24 at the

South Bend Chocolate Cafe,
122 S. Michigan St., South Bend

Some 98 percent of women in the United States give birth in the hospital. But the hospital is only one of several venues where a woman might choose to welcome her new baby. In the Michiana area, many women are choosing home births, and still others are making use of low-intervention birthing centers. Panelists for this forum will include a certified nurse-midwife from the Fairhaven group in Goshen — a group that recently opened the area’s only licensed birth center; a mother and family therapist who chose home births; and doulas, nurses and midwives who work in hospital settings.

Birth professionals, expectant parents, students and anyone interested is invited to attend the discussion forum and hear the benefits and drawbacks of different birth settings.

For more information:
Deborah Allen at 574-274-0898,
or Stephanie Price at 574-333-4903,