By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'
Childbirth Association Interviewed
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA -- When the Alberta government decided to
set up a Registry of Midwives in the summer of 1998, making it
illegal for unregistered midwives to practice, it made for an
unpleasant situation in midwife-starved Southern Alberta.
Less than a year later, Tobi MacLeod, a member of the Lethbridge
Alberta Stake, helped organise the Southern Alberta Childbirth
Association. The organisation was originally formed to educate
expecting parents on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth and to
help establish midwives in Southern Alberta.
Now, nearly two years later, Mary Siever, a member of the Lethbridge
Alberta West Stake, is the acting president and is hoping to lead the
association into a new stage in it's growth. Together with SACA's
public relations representative Angie Coppieters of the Raymond
Alberta Stake, Siever sees the organisation taking a more prominent
role in the public eye.
The media has been very co-operative with SACA, offering many
interview opportunities and posting regular seminar times. On 4
January, Global TV reporter, Mark Campbell, interviewed Siever and
Coppieters and helped them broadcast their new goals. The story was
aired the next afternoon.
Further information on SACA can be found at http://saca.tripod.com .
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