Joining can be as simple as emailing Ishbaonthego23@gmail.com to obtain a membership form.
Annual membership costs are $50. Meetings are held on line via Zoom every second Sunday at 7 pm .
At Illinois State Home Birth Association, we believe that strength comes from everyone working together. Together we can make change! We are working on several projects and resources for member midwives. We want this organization to provide benefits for all midwives across the State of Illinois as we strengthen the Home Birth voice!
We will try to post current upcoming events for Midwives here. Send any events to email@example.com.
February 15, 2023 NRP for birthworkers. Message firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
February 5- May 3, 2024 Gold Midwifery 2024
February 23-25, 2024 Ohio Forward ACNM Midwives of Ohio
May 1-5, 2024 Midwifery Today PA
August 8-12, 2024 Born Free Breech and Twin Conference Louisville, KY
November 6-12, 2024 Midwifery Wisdom Experience New Orleans
It is important for midwives to have breaks or times to renew the midwifery spirit. ISHBA will make connections possible so maybe you can have other midwives available to cover in times you need to be away. We hope to offer an annual retreat for relaxation and renewal. Look for more information for a retreat in 2024!
We have several projects in mind but first and foremost we would like to work on universal transfer policies for Illinois in alignment with national movements. This is the single most identified need in the US, safe and efficient transfers.
Continuing education is important and in the future ISHBA will strive for more opportunities to gather and learn!
Angela Reidner, CNM Michelle Petula, CPM Debra Lowrance , CNM
Nora Kropp, CPM Becky Coolidge, CPM Karen Bachman, CPM
Melissa Hess, CPM