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Home Birth Maternity Care Crisis Study Committee

The Home Birth Maternity Care Crisis Study Committee was created pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution No. 14. The Committee is charged with: hearing testimony from all interested parties regarding the home birth maternity care crisis; thoroughly considering the role that Certified Professional Midwifes may have in helping to resolve the home birth maternity care crisis; and preparing a consumer-focused, evidence-based solution to the Illinois home birth maternity care crisis that protects families from the dangers of having inadequate numbers of licensed home birth providers to care for them during the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum portions of their pregnancies, especially in the underserved communities of Illinois. The Committee is to be bipartisan and include 15 members, including the following: one representative of a statewide association representing professional midwives; one representative of a national association representing professional midwives; one representative of a statewide association representing advanced practice nursing; one representative of a statewide association representing nurse-midwives; one representative of a statewide association representing hospitals; one representative of a statewide association representing lawyers; one representative of a statewide association representing pediatrics; one representative of a statewide association representing obstetricians and gynecologists; one representative of a statewide association representing doctors; and one representative of a statewide association representing a consumer organization.

Senator Iris Martinez
Senator Neil Anderson
Barbara Belcore, CPM
Douglas Carlson, MD
Karen Harris
Debora Lowrance, APNR, CNM
Representative Anna Moeller
Maura Quinlan, MD
Nadia N. Sawicki, JD
Mike Tryon
Carrie Vickery
Jeanine Valrie-Logan, CNM
Hunter Wiggins, JD
Rachel Wickersham, RN, CPM
Cheryl Wolfe, MD

Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Home Birth Maternity Care Crisis Study Committee Report and Recommendations

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

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