In the photo are, left to right:

Denise Hale, Alice Skenandore, Lydi Owen, Margie Dacko and Kaye Bullock.

In the spring of 1984 the midwives in Southern Nevada were concerned with possible legislation that would make midwifery and homebirth in Nevada illegal.  When it seemed that neither the legislators nor the State Health Department were prepared to pass a bill regulating midwifery, the midwives decided that they needed to step up, act responsibly, and work together to make midwifery and homebirth in Nevada a viable option for women.


NMA was organized and started to meet on a regular basis in order to keep midwifery available to the women of Nevada.