freestanding birthing centers

Prospects dim for freestanding birth centers in this session

BY: - March 7, 2023

FRANKFORT — Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said Tuesday that bills aimed at revising the state’s certificate of need requirements “are not moving forward this session.”  Among those bills are pieces of legislation aimed at making freestanding birth centers more accessible in the state.  Thayer’s comments came during Tuesday’s meeting of the Senate Licensing & Occupations […]

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Freestanding birthing centers would be vital tools to ease Kentucky’s maternal health crisis

BY: - March 1, 2023

I’ve been a professional birth worker for more than ten years, but I was a birth worker before I even knew what that was.  Birth work came naturally to me. Years ago, a family member of mine was pregnant and didn’t have support, so I stepped into that role, and it just felt right. The […]