Freedom, Maine


Friends of Maine Midwives
 is group of individuals, families, professionals and businesses that support midwives providing the homebirth option to women in Maine.

Please  join us

As you may know, the Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives (MACPM) is promoting an Act to License Certified Professional Midwives. As these things do, it is requiring a substantial amount of legal fees. (to learn more, visit MACPM ) All throughout the state groups and individuals are organizing fundraisers to support MACPM.

I am having a
Barefoot Books fundraiser. When you place your order direct through me by order form, phone, or email and mention the fundraiser for the Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives (MACPM),15% of all sales will towards defraying thier costs for all their legislative efforts, which include paying the lobbyist and publishing materials to help educate our legislators.  Please help continue to raise funds so that midwives and families in Maine are guaranteed access to choices in childbirth.

April 7th: M.A.I.D. Fund Raiser at Reel Pizza Bar Harbor, showing the film "Birth As We Know It" and follwed by Silent Auction.
 For more information, contact Evelyn Conrad at Your Birth Connection

In March, there was a benefit auction planned for MACPM at Slates Resturant in Hallowell...unfortunatly, our beloved Slates suffered a fire.  The benefit for MACPM has now been reschedualed for April 15th, from  5pm-8pm at The Hallowell City Hall, located on the corner of 2nd & Winthrop Streets, across from the Hallowell Post Office. There you will find items lovingly donated by Mothers Moon and many other Friends of Midwives...art, products, gift certificates...and more.

May 12th: "Mothers for Midwives" Raffle and Chili Dinner from 5pm-8 pm, St. Peter's Church in Rockland. Dinner $10.  Lots of items to be raffled off to help raise funds for MACPM, a Slient Aution with some amazing items, an Artisans table with locally crafted goods!,and yummy chili to boot - it couldn't get any better!
For more information call Emily at 863-4839 

May 13th: Mother's Day Medley for Midwives 2PM at the Unity Center for the Arts, Unity. This performance will entertain the whole family with juggling by Morty Hansen of Falling UpWords, 5-Rhythms Dance with Anna and Carrie and the Troupe, and Music with Tree By Leaf. Intermission will feature food, a silent auction, and a chance to buy organic vegetable and flower seedlings grown by Peacemeal Farm and Watershed Farm. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of amazing fun and frolic!  $15 per person, or $30 for a family, to benefit MACPM

If you or your group would like to plan a fundraiser, please get in touch with your county's representative. I am the contact person for Waldo County and you may reach me at  mothersmoon@fairpoint.net or 382-3126