Bill Text: NY K00233 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 22-28, 2019, as Doula Week in the State of New York

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-10)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-29 - adopted [K00233 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-K00233-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 233

BY: M. of A. Solages

        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        March 22-28, 2019, as Doula Week in the State of New
        York,  in  conjunction  with the observance of World
        Doula Week

  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this  Legislative  Body  to  memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 22-28, 2019, as Doula Week in
the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of World Doula
Week; and

  WHEREAS,  World Doula Week begins with World Doula Day on March 22nd
which was chosen because it is the spring equinox, which represents  the
return of fertility in countless cultures; and

  WHEREAS,  The purpose of World Doula Week (WDW) is to empower doulas
all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional,  and
psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the
postpartum period; and

  WHEREAS,  World Doula Week events will take place all over the world
during the same week, stating the benefits of the presence of doulas  in
birth  and  in the postpartum period including reducing the incidence of
c-sections; and

  WHEREAS, The presence of doulas  during  labor  and  the  postpartum
period  are beneficial to the entire family by reducing the incidence of
postpartum mood; and

  WHEREAS, A doula may shorten the length of  labor;  reduce  epidural
and   analgesic   requests;   increase   breastfeeding   initiation  and
continuation; increase mother's satisfaction of  birth  experience;  and
increase new parents' confidence in the care of their newborn; and

  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  that when
individuals, such as doulas, of such noble aims and accomplishments  are
brought  to  our  attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 22-28th, 2019, as
Doula  Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance
of World Doula Week; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.
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