Wilmington, NC-based group Where's My Midwife? was formed this summer after two midwives were suddenly let go from a private OB practice and their thriving midwifery program was disbanded. With a few hundred patients left without midwives, the people of our community have banded together to fight to get midwives back. Where's My Midwife? is a grassroots organization seeking to increase access to midwives in hospitals, free-standing birth centers and at home through education and advocacy.
It has been suggested to us that the OB's in town don't believe that there are enough local women who actually want midwives. Oh really. That's not what the 400+ people who have signed our petition think.
IF YOU LIVE IN OR NEAR THE WILMINGTON, NC AREA, OR HAVE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER WHO MAY SEEK HEALTH CARE IN THIS AREA, PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION STATING THAT WILMINGTON NEEDS MORE MIDWIVES!