A bill to expand midwives' scope of practice will likely become law, having passed both the House and Senate this week. While the bill allows midwives to administer certain drugs and IVs, it isn't everything that advocates, including Westword profile subject Indra Lusero, had hoped for. A pr ... More >>
A bill to expand midwives' scope of practice in Colorado that's seen its fair share of compromises may have had its easiest day in the spotlight yesterday.
After several hours of testimony and questions about infant death rates and medical liability insurance, the House Judiciary Committee ... More >>
Update below: As detailed in our feature, "Special Delivery," a group of midwives, moms and home-birth advocates are pushing to expand the scope of what Colorado midwives can do. Among the proposed changes: allowing midwives to administer certain drugs and IVs, and making it legal for midwiv ... More >>
A bill to broaden the scope of what Colorado's home-birth midwives can do passed another hurdle yesterday: The Senate Health & Human Services Committee approved it in an 8-1 vote. Testimony stretched for three hours and included impassioned pleas from both sides, including from Indra Lusero, ... More >>
Our recent cover story, "Special Delivery," tells the tale of 36-year-old Indra Lusero, a Denver home-birth-mom-turned-lawyer who's advocating for what she sees as common-sense changes to Colorado's midwifery law. Today at 1:30 p.m., the bill to make those changes will be heard by the Senate ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Special Delivery," tells the story of Indra Lusero, a home-birth-mom-turned-lawyer who has thrust herself into a legislative battle between midwives and doctors. After giving birth at home with a midwife eight years ago, Lusero became an advocate for the age-old pro ... More >>
Indra Lusero.Soon after Indra Lusero gave birth in the bedroom of her Highlands bungalow in 2003, she made a decision: She wasn't going to be the typical midwifery client who had her baby and then never thought about midwives again. No, she was going to become an advocate for the centuries-ol ... More >>