Honor Your Midwife for Labor Day!

September 2, 2013

In commemoration of Labor Day 2013, The Big Push for Midwives Campaign has launched the Honor Your Midwife for Labor Day fundraising project, which will give thousands of families across the United States the opportunity to honor their midwife and support our media campaign to raise public awareness about the benefits of midwives and out-of-hospital […]

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Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs)
Legal Status By State

August 29, 2013

(Click the red map markers below to open/close the PushState info. May not function properly on an iPad.) What is the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) Credential? The Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential was developed in the late 1980s and was first issued in 1994 by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) to midwives with specialized training […]

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Statement of The Big Push for Midwives Campaign on the AMA Scope of Practice Partnership

July 15, 2013

At its November 2005 Interim Meeting, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted Resolution 814 titled, “Limited Licensure Health Care Provider Training and Certification Standards.” The resolution states: RESOLVED, That our AMA, through the Scope of Practice Partnership, immediately embark on a campaign to identify and have elected or appointed to state medical […]

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[PushNews] News from California: ‘Free Our Midwives!’ Rally

July 8, 2013

The Big Push for Midwives collaborated with the California Families for Access to Midwives (CFAM) to get out this latest news release in California. CFAM is a social justice organization dedicated to removing barriers that deny California citizens access to licensed midwife care. It looks like the “Free Our Midwives!” rally on July 1 at […]

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[PushNews] News from Missouri: 5 Years In: Midwife-attended Home Births Double

July 3, 2013

Congratulations from the Big Push for Midwives Campaign to the Friends of Missouri Midwives (FOMM) and the Missouri Midwives Association (MMA) on the fifth anniversary of the Missouri Supreme Court decision! The Big Push for Midwives steering committee particularly LOVES this latest FOMM news release as our own Susan Jenkins was one of the attorneys […]

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Thank you very (very) much!

June 26, 2013

. Fire up the PushMediaMachine, we are back in business! We will live to Push again! Many thanks and lots of hugs and kisses to all of you incredibly wonderful Pushers and other folks who chipped in on this latest fundraising effort. Because you reached down and gave what you could, the Big Push for […]

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The Orthodoxy of Birth

June 16, 2013

Have you ever stopped to think about how one group’s version of what is true and what isn’t becomes the dominant voice? All through history, one group or another has decided that it had the insider information not only about God but about life, the world, how things were supposed to work. If you weren’t […]

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50+ Shades of Green

May 21, 2013

Now that we have gone EMERALD and our PushStates are immersed in 50+ Shades of Green, the Big Push for Midwives  is pleased to officially recognize INDIANA, our 28th State, making it five states in the five years since our original launch on PushDay on January 24, 2008—Maine, Missouri, Idaho, Wyoming, and Indiana. If we […]

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Birth Center Study Shows Excellent Outcomes for CPMs and CNMs, Points to Need for More Access for Low-Income Women

February 2, 2013

Members of the Big Push for Midwives Campaign applaud the publication of the American Association of Birth Centers’ landmark National Birth Center Study II in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. The national prospective study pointed to excellent outcomes in midwife-led birth centers run by both Certified Professional Midwives and Certified Nurse-Midwives. Seventy-nine birth […]

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Happy New Year!

January 2, 2013

PushGirl Friday gets down to where rubber meets road, sharing her hard-won expertise from the campaign trail to increase pro-midwife and pro-birth options in the U.S. The work continues, and together, we are pushing forward for birth options! Sign-up for PushAlerts! “Good news out of Maryland—and what an excellent action alert! (Please see Maryland’s Alert below.) Jeremy and […]

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