The North Shore Birth Center holds a special place in my heart as both a birth doula who has attended births there and as a well-woman patient there. I am incredibly fond of midwifery care and feel strongly that women should have choices in where they have their babies.
On November 18th, 2008 the Board of Trustees that oversees the North Shore Birth Center in Beverly, Massachusetts will be presented with a decision to close the birth center to all births. What's a birth center without births? Just a woman's health center, right?
With over 400 people involved already the Campaign to Save the North Shore Birth Center is encouraging people to write letters, join daily picketing, come to the big rally on the 18th and alert the news.