Saturday our family had the privilege of attending an amish-sponsored fundraiser auction & breakfast at the Solanco Fairgrounds. The event was to raise money to help support the legal fees for popular local midwife Diane Goslin, who is in the court system fighting back against the state board of medicine. The auction was very well attended by both Amish & English families and when we left at 1:30 people were still arriving with items to sell. We enjoyed an excellent breakfast and connected with other homebirth families from all over the region!
For those of you who are new to LancasterCountyBlog, my wife and I became homebirth parents after the medical and insurance system failed us (read the story here) back last summer. To put it mildly, Diane was a Godsend when our paths crossed in the midst of labor. Now, we try to help other families looking for a natural option to the hospital and drug-induced birth scenario.
An organization was formed this summer to support homebirth in Pennsylvania – www.SaveHomeBirth.com. Since the state board is trying desperately to make an example of Diane, the hundreds (thousands) of satisfied patients of hers have decided to push back with their dollars and time. For all the private midwives and doulas out there…this day was for you!