What are we pushing for?

Expanding Out-of-Hospital Birth Options

The Big Push for Midwives Campaign represents tens of thousands of people in the United States who support increasing access to Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) and out-of-hospital maternity care. CPMs 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.


The mission of the Big Push for Midwives Campaign is to provide strategic planning and message development for state consumer and midwife groups that are actively working on legislation to license Certified Professional Midwives, envisioning the day when CPMs are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.

The Big Push is envisioning a new model of maternity care in America built on expanding access to out-of-hospital maternity care and Certified Professional Midwives. The United States can no longer afford a system that produces inferior results at premium costs. America needs safer and less-costly maternity care now.

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