ILFOM Outreach at BabyWearing International Big Event
Organized by: Katrina Carmack
EVENT DATE Aug 31, 2015
Illinois Friends of Midwives (ILFOM) is a consumer-run group that seeks to serve Illinois homebirthers by organizing our community and working to license Certified Professional Midwives. Right now, there is a shocking shortage of legal homebirth providers in Illinois. With only 7 licensed practices, most in the Chicago area, the vast majority of families choosing homebirth are forced to leave the state or hire unlicensed, and thus unregulated, midwives. One of the most important thing we can do right now at ILFOM is recruit new members. This means going out to events with likely supporters and engaging them. Every time I go to an event I find supporters and spread awareness of the need to license CPMs in Illinois. I have been given permission by the ILFOM board to represent ILFOM with a table at the International Babywearing Week Big Event being put on by Babywearing International of North Central Illinois. But, I can't pay for the table myself, as I have done in the past. With your donation I can secure a spot at this important venue. Thank you!