Membership Drive Offers Incentives to Get Involved

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Have you been thinking about joining (or re-joining) Birth Matters but keep putting it off? Love the work Birth Matters does to support mothers, promote  midwives, and all things evidence based birth?  Well, delay no longer, your time has come. Birth Matters’ first annual membership drive kicks off September 1 with a goal to engage […]

Augusta, NOVA, & Richmond Chapter Director Openings

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Augusta, NOVA, & Richmond Chapter Director Openings Birth Matters Virginia www.birthmatters.us Do you have a passion for pregnancy and birth? Do you want to help offer a great resource to birthing families in your community? Birth Matters Virginia needs YOU to help sustain and/or revitalize our Augusta, NOVA, and Richmond Chapters by serving as a […]

Evidence-Based Maternity Care Links

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A few rock star Birth Matters Virginia members formed an Evidence-Based Maternity Care Link Roundup group. Their goal was to create an easily accessible PDF document full of links on pertinent topics in maternity care, pregnancy, and postpartum care to share evidence-based information with our members.  A huge thank you to everyone who put their […]

7th Midwifery Celebration to be hosted in Newport News, VA

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7th Annual Midwifery Celebration Thursday September 22nd Hidenwood Presbyterian Church 414 Hiden Blvd Newport News, VA 23606 Join us for Dinner  6:30PM Catered by Moe’s Southwest Grille, this portion of the evening requires an advance purchase ticket, which are available here. Due to catering logistics, tickets will not be available at the door. Meet the […]

Welcome BMVA 2016/17 Coordinating Board

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Nope. Not these guys. That is definitely not the board who was voted in to office at a beautiful annual meeting in Williamsburg, VA on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Instead, there were many familiar faces, and some new, gathered as we shared the year in review, talked about our direction going forward, and voted in […]

Nominations are In!

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Birth Matters is so excited to have a terrific slate of Chapter Directors, Executive Board Members, and At Large Volunteers for the April 30. 2016 Elections.  This is going to be a powerhouse team working to accomplish great things for birth in the state of Virginia. Below are introductions to your representatives.  Please become familiar […]

Volunteer Celebration April 29, 2017

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Love Birth Circle?  Want to support Birth Matters? Join us for our Annual Meeting. Birth Matters Virginia will host it’s annual meeting on April 29, 2017.  This is a fun day that includes Birth Matters “Year in Review,” Elections, and (most importantly) a Volunteer Celebration. Birth Matters Chapter Directors must be elected each year, thus […]

Elections April 29, 2017

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It’s time to elect Chapter Directors, Executive Director, and 3 At-Large positions to serve on the Birth Matters Coordinating Board. The nomination period began on April 2, 2016 and will end on April 12th, 2016. Current members will be eligible to vote at Birth Matters’ 2016 Volunteer Celebration and Annual Meeting on April 30th in […]

Cultural Competency in Birth Workshop

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Together with Mercy in Action Founder and Director Vicki Penwell, Birth Matters Virginia will offer NARM Approved Cultural Competency Course in Richmond VA on Saturday March 19. This in-person learning opportunity is being offered with the support from Bon Secours Love and Learn and will held at their Family Learning Center at Innslake from 1pm […]

Spend a Day Learning from Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, CEO/Director Commonsense Childbirth

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Maternal Child Health (MCH) Specialist Training with Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, Director/CEO Commonsense Childbirth   MCH is a training and certification program that equips health navigators, community health workers,outreach personnel, care coordinators, home visitors, doulas, childbirth educators, lactation educators, nurses, midwives, and physicians to understand their local and regional resources. This training provides the ways […]

Nominate your Favorite Birth Advocate Today

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Please help select the Birth Matters Advocate of the year by sending your nomination to bmva.state@gmail.com by September 22 at 11:59PM. The Birth Matters Advocate of the Year is  a man or woman who is helping, in his or her own way, to change birth outcomes in Virginia. This person may be a titled professional […]

Sponsor the Advocate of the Year Award Celebration

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Looking for tickets? The 2015 Birth Matters Advocate of the Year Celebration will be Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2:00PM CitySpace (100 5th Street NE in Charlottesville, Virginia ) Sponsoring the Advocate of the Year Award Celebration is a great opportunity to support work you value, and to spread the word about your business to […]

Tickets on Sale Now l 2015 Advocate of the Year Award Celebration featuring Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM

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  Where:  CitySpace, Downtown Mall, 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA   When: Sunday, November 8, 2015 Time: 2:00PM Cost: $25 for member and $35 for non-members The keynote speaker for this year’s celebration will be Jennie Joseph At this incredible event, birth advocates come together to thank and recognize individuals who are working to improve […]

A Super Simple Way to Improve Birth Outcomes

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Now, you can make a contribution to improve birth outcomes by shopping at Amazon. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase directly to Birth Matters, when you shop www.smile.amazon.com and choose Birth Matters Inc as your beneficiary.   All you have to do is shop!  Its easy, and since the site is linked to […]

Eastern Virginia’s 6th Annual Midwifery Celebration

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On May 28, 2015, the combined chapters of Tidewater, Peninsula, and Williamsburg will host our 6th Annual Midwifery Celebration. Register Here The evening begins with dinner catered by Azzuri and a silent auction filled with items from cloth diapers, to family photography sessions,  music classes, and even will preparation!  Dinner is from 6:30-7:30pm and tickets […]

Birth Matters Presents: Catching Babies, Catching Mothers, Supporting Families” by Kate White, RCST

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Birth Matters hosted a special event for members on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00PM at Depaul Medical Center in Norfolk.  The conversation included stories, wisdom, and hands on experience of Kate White, Director of the Center for Pre and Perinatal Education in Charlottesville, VA.  Kate is also Director of Education for APPPAH (Association for Pre […]

Our Chapter Spotlight is Shining on Charlottesville!

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Charlottesville Chapter Director: Priya Curtis   How and when Priya got involved with Birth Matters Virginia I first became involved with Birth Matters in 2008, as a pregnant mama looking for information and support for low-intervention birth options. Birth Circle was not only a crucial part of my prenatal education, but also provided a supportive […]

Our Chapter Spotlight Is Shining on Augusta!

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Augusta Chapter Director: Jenny McManus A little about Jenny Jenny resides in Staunton, VA with her husband and three children, Ashton, Quinn, and Eden.  Her days are filled with homeschooling and homesteading as well as helping others find wellness through childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, and Young Living Essential Oils. How and when Jenny got involved […]

Birth Matters Virginia Needs You!

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Join the Birth Matters community as we begin our Membership Drive. Our goal  is to generate over 200 new/renewed members and 30 business sponsors statewide by March 31, 2015! Your financial support will  move us forward as we delve deeper into our communities. Who is the Birth Matters Community? Pregnant women and their partners The […]

10 Questions to Ask your Care Provider

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If you are expecting your first baby, then you may pleasantly be surprised at the array of professionals ready to help you out. There are birth photographers, massage therapists focusing their entire practice on caring for expecting mothers, and even businesses geared towards encapsulating your placenta. When it comes to making the decision about which […]