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Birthnavigators News: CABO Event

May 9, 2011

My wife and I attended an event put on by Project CABO, raising money for scholarships this weekend.  We were able to meet Dr. B.J. Snell, her husband and sons, plus many other individuals who support alternatives to childbirth, including doulas and midwives from the southern Orange County, California  community.  The event included a silent auction and the auctioning of some very nice items including a $1200 music box — my favorite.

As you know our book “Men at Birth”  instructs men how to be supportive of women in their choice for safer options in childbirth.  This is especially true when is comes to choosing the birth team and the setting where women can birth as they like.  Most men don’t know much about what options they have.  Our book helps them understand the options that provide women with greater opportunity to have a natural childbirth.

CABO stands for the Community Alliance for Birth Options.  It awards monies to those who need resources for funding Midwives, Doulas and/or alternative birth options.  The event was held at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club.    Project CABO supports the efforts of women and families to retain options for non-interventive care and acceptance for the philosophy of natural childbirth. We wish there were more organizations like CABO in the world. For more information please visit, or call the CABO office at 949-215-7575.”  Anyone wanting to support this endeavor may still donate to their cause by calling that number.

B.J. Snell PhD, CNM., Nurse midwifery, is both an instructor and a certified nurse midwife with her own midwifery practice.  She is busy lady, being both the Director of the Women’s Health Care Concentration at CSU, Fullerton, Department of Nursing, and the CNM for Beach Cities Midwifery & Women’s Health Care.  She spoke about the high incidence of surgical deliveries plaguing the United States and the lack of alternative options for pregnant couples. She hopes that by CABO providing scholarships that more women will be able to afford to pay for alternative care in Southern California.

If you live in Southern California and are looking for alternative care options, consider looking at the following list for a service provider who may help you in your quest for a quality birth experience. Midwives of Southern California.  Additional resource for the greater Southern California area are as follows:  Birth Providers Directory.

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