Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Happy Spring Task Forcers!!

Signs of new life are all around us. Tree buds bursting forth, fawns prancing through the yard, potential veggies poking up through rich soil and babies, Babies, BABIES!! How have you seen the quiet of winter give way to the clamor of spring? What dormant ideas are you coaxing into being? What hidden resources are unfolding? Which dead practices are you pruning or plowing under to clear the path for renewed purpose? Email us or comment on the Facebook page, let us know how you are greeting this season of growth.

The National Perinatal Task Force is gearing up for new connections, projects, events, and ways for you to be involved. So stay tuned! Our number of official designated Perinatal Safe Spots is growing, check out the list on our website. If you are interested in becoming a PSS, let us know via the form on the NPTF website and we’ll contact you as quickly as possible. Look over the criteria and plan to have a conversation with Jennie Joseph about the next steps. If you haven’t heard back from us within 3 business days, please check your Spam folder and be sure to add perinataltaskforce@gmail.com to your address book. spring_baby_names

We know that as a PSS you are busy, busy, busy in your communities impacting the lives of women, babies and their families! We’d still love to hear from you. Stories are what keep us all motivated in the work and engaged with each other. What are you up to? What sort of things work best in your area? What roadblocks have you come up against? Is there an event or community gathering that you are organizing?

A big shout out to our PSS Elezya Lane! She let us know about an information sharing event that she is hosting, “Welcome to the Revolution of the Birth Movement”, a time to learn about the mission of the NPTF and hear from others on the journey.

Your work matters, you matter! We are so grateful for your hearts for women and babies. We look forward to working alongside you in cultivating new ideas and purposeful, practical solutions to the intractable problem of disparate healthcare. The rising voices of empowered women within your communities will fill our souls with the same awe as the singing of the birds at each spring dawn…lives will be changed, lives will be saved!

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe

Onward!

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