SAMPLE LETTER (just copy and paste)
Dear Director Christ,
What is happening to Midwives in the Department of Health is an atrocity! I now want to make sure our voices are not dismissed or ignored. As a mother who uses the services of a midwife I want to see the rights of all women honored. Please change the Licensed Midwife rules and regulations.
The time has come to write your stories. The state of Arizona needs to hear your voice!
See our page “where to write” to find addresses, emails, fax and phone numbers of the AZDHS and the members of the Advisory Committee.
The main point of the letters is to write your personal story. We want good home birth stories and why you choose a home birth. Most have no idea what a home birth is or why anyone would choose to have one. Please include pictures either from your birth or of your baby and family. If your birth story is already written out send it in with pictures and a note saying ALL WOMEN SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO MIDWIFERY CARE.
Three strategic points to include in your letter :
1. Recognize the passing of BILL 2247 and the ongoing Advisory Committee Meetings.
2. What we are demanding – WE ARE DEMANDING THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OF SERVICES BRING THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE UP TO THE NATIONAL STANDARD.
3. Time frame – Immediately!
Other than those few items, write your heart out, but be brief!
For those of you who have been denied a home birth due to the current standard of care we need to hear your story. Many of you choose to go unassisted, we especially need to hear those stories. Tell everyone your story.
If you need a quick form to help you write go to the following post: