Today’s picket in front of New Hanover Regional Medical Center brought more families together to request greater access to midwives. In spite of reaching 100 degrees yet again, we had great support out there. We encourage you all to continue coming out to show how much our midwives mean to us. We were joined today by Olivia Marshburn, CNM, who works at Camp Lejeune and by Russ Fawcett, Legislative Co-Chair of NCFOM. We have a permit to continue the demonstration on the side walk in front of the hospital from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm through Friday or until we schedule a meeting with representatives of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology about our concerns.
Here is a link from WWAY’s coverage of today’s event.
Check in for an upcoming post about a letter writing campaign in support of midwives. We’re trying to gather as many letters as possible to present to the Department of obgyn to show how high the demand is for midwives in our area.