Maternal Health and Childbirth Advocacy
We consult with and advocate for parents in matters concerning the treatment and rights of women throughout pregnancy and childbirth. We can represent you in civil, regulatory, and criminal settings, including negotiations in non-legal environments, such as discussions with care providers.
Labor and Birth Injury
We provide counsel, representation and advocacy on matters involving birth injury, obstetric violence, discriminatory treatment, and the violation of informed consent.
We represent clients in legal matters involving separation, divorce, custody and visitation, and offer mediation services to couples and families.
We assist parties to establish pre- and post-nuptial agreements to reflect their intentions and empower them to articulate their personal marriage contract.
Legal Consulting Services for Parents and Families
We are available to consult with families, parents, and attorneys on legal matters outside Oregon and the U.S, on matters related to birth rights and maternal healthcare. Hermine has consulted on cases in many U.S. states and in nations across three continents.
Advocacy for Midwives
We offer expert legal support and advocacy to maternal health professionals in legal matters, including civil litigation and proceedings before state agencies. We also offer counsel and document preparation to proactively minimize your risks.
Advocacy for Doulas
We work with doulas to help minimize legal risks, while providing high-quality support to their doula clients. We are also available to consult with doulas and doula groups on clients’ rights, and how doulas can support those rights in a way that is safe for all involved.
Maternal Health Consulting
We consult with OB and midwifery practices, hospitals, and birth centers to uphold the human rights of pregnant patients, while protecting themselves from legal risk. We also consult with organizations looking to better understand obstetric violence, informed consent vis a vis liability, and how human rights violations impact racial mortality disparities in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Legal Consulting Services for Medical Professionals
Hermine is available to consult with medical professionals on legal matters outside Oregon and the U.S., supporting clients and their local attorneys with her expertise in birth rights and maternal healthcare. Hermine has consulted on cases in many U.S. states and in nations across three continents.