Welcome to The Big Push for Midwives PushBlog!
The Big Push for Midwives Campaign represents the swiftly growing base of people in every state of the United States, Washington, D.C., as well as U.S. Territories Puerto Rico and Guam, who support expanding access to Certified Professional Midwives and out-of-hospital maternity care.
Now that The Big Push for Midwives Campaign has entered its “Terrible Twos” stage this year, we’re really starting to learn how to talk! And as we all know, learning to talk is one of the most difficult and important steps that young ones take. It helps them to make sense of the world, to ask for what they need and to be able to get on with other people.
Well, out here in the PushStates, we are learning to talk in new and more powerful ways, asking for what we need, and getting on with all stripes of people in order to achieve our common ground mission: to educate national and state policymakers about the reduced costs and improved outcomes associated with out-of-hospital maternity care. Collectively, we educate and advocate for expanding access to the services of Certified Professional Midwives, who are specially trained to provide it.
We are envisioning a safer, less-costly model of maternity care in the United States.
The PushBlog bloggers live here, there and everywhere in our great country, moms and dads, grandparents and godparents, sisters and brothers, all of whom have dedicated themselves to “the sisyphean task of convincing the American mainstream medical establishment that midwifery is a viable option for birthing women.” Some of them for decades.
We invite you to back regularly for breaking news from the PushStates and to hear from guest bloggers about state-level wins and ongoing, dedicated efforts to educate policymakers on the benefits of Certified Professional Midwives and out-of-hospital maternity care.
Please, keep an ear to the rail to hear more about what you can do in your PushState to keep the conversation going, the truth flowing, the momentum building, and the birth options expanding.
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Oh, yeah, and happy International Day of the Midwife.