Monday, January 31, 2011

Taking Care of TCBN Business

If you live in or around Tarrant County (Fort Worth area), today is the deadline to get your birth story submitted for a book that the Tarrant County Birth Network is putting together.  All the submission information can be found here.  We want to hear from YOU!  All types of births will be selected for the book.

Our next TCBN meeting will be held next Thursday, February 10.  Same place and time.  Visit the website for more details if you have never joined us.  If you'd like to be included in our email list, please contact

The topic for next week's meeting is "Is Your Care Provider Mother-Friendly?"  We will be reviewing the 10 Steps to the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative as set forth by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS).  We will be hearing from two of the UNT Certified Nurse Midwives, Lindsay Kragle and Summer Latta, as well as Kim Watkins, Certified Professional Midwife.  All are members of the Birth Network.

Come hear what Mother-Friendly maternity care really means for the women and families of the Fort Worth area.  If you've looked through the TCBN Resource Guide, you've noticed that, with the exception of the UNT Midwives, all the midwives practice outside of a hospital setting, either in a birth center or home.  No other hospital group qualifies to be members of the Birth Network.  Why is that?  Come learn more about the care providers that truly provide Mother-Friendly care.  You have so many amazing care providers to choose from in and around Tarrant County.

Our door prize is amazing at this next meeting.  Alexa Gumm has been working on this, and I don't want to say too much, but ERGObaby has donated one of their baby carriers, worth $130.  Bring your pregnant friends and enjoy this evening with some amazing midwives.   Oh yeah, and everyone else is pretty amazing too!

Now get off here and get your birth story submitted!

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