I wanted to let everyone know about a new group we've started in the southern tier of New York (Binghamton), to work toward protecting our right to have midwife-assisted homebirths. We have some screwy legislation that is beginning to affect our midwives' ability to practice legally in this state, and we want to change the laws. We're a new but very active and enthusiastic group of mamas and midwives who are banding together to do what we can. If you're in New York State and are interested in supporting us or even being a resource for us, please join our yahoo group and join in the discussion.
You can find the yahoo group here: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/HomebirthersofNY/, and our website (in the works!) here: http://homebirth.mamaoptions.com/