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Certified Professional Midwives NOW

The Big Push for Midwives Campaign provides vital “labor” support to the courageous mothers and midwives nationwide, who sacrifice so much in pushing forward the national movement for out-of-hospital maternity care and birth options.

(Photo courtesy of Alabama Birth Coalition)

The Big Push helps individuals and coalitions to expand the strength and reach of their shared message, as well as many other critically needed services). Providing public policy and public education experience, highlighting strategies and best practices that have worked, and discussing tactics to avoid that have proven ineffective, the Big Push for Midwives is empowering states to advocate more efficiently and effectively for Certified Professional Midwives regulation.

The Big Push helps the generous people of the PushStates, who are incredibly hard-working and dedicated volunteer advocates. They give the enormous gifts of their personal resources today so their children and grandchildren will have the freedom to select legal Certified Professional Midwives tomorrow.

If you have time, treasure, or talent to give, please Join Your State Group! They need you. Help the mothers and midwives in your state, and get involved in whatever way you can: Plan and participate in lobby days, rallies, in-person meetings, hand-written letter-writing parties, bake sales, trivia nights, walks for midwives … whether you want something that takes you 10 minutes or 10 hours to complete, your state group needs your help today.

Helping Push Hard for CPMs Thank you Wordle.net!

CPMs Provide Affordable, Quality, Community-Based Care that Reduces Costly, Preventable Interventions

The United States can no longer afford a system that produces inferior results at premium costs. The nation needs safe and less-costly maternity care now. There is much to be done, and a formidable, entrenched, and well-financed opponent standing in the way of progress. Welcome to you and the many more hands that will make light work of the labor ahead!

Advocates from the Big Push’s participating “PushStates” are pooling their collective resources and experience to coordinate and optimize advocacy efforts.

The Big Push for Midwives Campaign is building winning, state-level advocacy campaigns towards successful regulation and licensure of Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Those who Push for Midwives are envisioning a new model of U.S. maternity care built on expanding access to out-of-hospital maternity care and CPMs, who provide affordable, quality, community-based care that is proven to reduce costly and preventable interventions as well as the rate of low-birth weight and premature births.

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