Pushing Back to Protect Our Birth Rights

December 29, 2012

Dear Childbirth Professionals, Moms, Dads, and Birth Options Activists: On behalf of The Big Push for Midwives, a most sincere THANK YOU for all you do to increase pro-midwife and pro-birth options in the U.S. You inspire us. Before 2012 gets away, please take a breath to think of all you’ve done this year to […]

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HOURS LEFT — PushAlert: Mass Needs YOU

July 30, 2012

TODAY is the day, Massachusetts!!! The midwifery bill URGENTLY needs you! Please call your own legislator NOW, letting him/her know that having good birth options is important to you. Please ask them to call Chairman Dempsey and ask him to release our bill—HB 4253—An Act Relative to Certified Professional Midwives—today. We only have HOURS left […]

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PushAlert: Massachusetts Needs YOU

July 25, 2012

Attention Massachusetts!!! If you care about mothers and babies, the Commonwealth needs your help TODAY to PASS HB 4253—An Act Relative to Certified Professional Midwives.  We have just a few days left to pass this important legislation that will regulate Certified Professional Midwives. Currently, there is no state oversight, which means: ANYONE—even an 18 year […]

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New York Times: “The (Home) Birther Movement”

May 26, 2012

“[Ina May] Gaskin says that because midwife-assisted home birth is illegal in many states, many women are de facto coerced into surgery or other interventions they don’t need. For Gaskin, choice in birth remains a realm of reproductive freedom that mainstream feminism, until recently, has foolishly ignored; women should seek not just the freedom to […]

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Cigars All Around — The PushChart is Born!

April 29, 2012

Yes indeedy, today is an exciting day!! It is the day when the separated-at-birth companion to the PushMap — the brand new PushChart — is born. PushChart you say? Never heard of it? …   … Well, to provide a bit of background, we were sitting around at The Big Push for Midwives Campaign war room, reviewing […]

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[PushNews] CDC Finds Continued Increase in Home Births

January 26, 2012

PushNews from The Big Push for Midwives Campaign CONTACT: Katherine Prown, (414) 550-8025, katie@pushformidwives.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2012  CDC Finds Continued Increase in Home Births Report Highlights Disparities in Access for Women of Color WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 26, 2012)—A report released by the CDC today found a 29 percent increase in home births […]

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Pushing for Midwives on Labor Day

September 5, 2011

TO:        PushList Members; BirthPolicy List Members; Leadership of the PushState Orgs FROM:   The Big Push for Midwives Campaign Steering Committee Greetings to all dear friends, colleagues, and fellow Pushers! The Big Push for Midwives Campaign has had an incredibly busy year! Pushing with you for Certified Professional Midwives, the Big Push is bearing […]

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Study: Two-Thirds of OB-GYN Clinical Guidelines Have No Basis in Science

August 15, 2011

PushNews from The Big Push for Midwives Campaign CONTACT: Katherine Prown, (414) 550-8025, katie@pushformidwives.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2011 Study: Two-Thirds of OB-GYN Clinical Guidelines Have No Basis in Science Majority of ACOG Recommendations for Patient Care Found to Be Based on Opinion and Inconsistent Evidence WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2011)—A study published this […]

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PushSummit 2011 | Aug 6 in NC

July 22, 2011

Are you working toward licensure for Certified Professional Midwives in your state? Are you planning to? Are you concerned about the future of VBAC and HBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean and home birth after cesarean)? Have you been frustrated by lack of consensus and infighting within your local birth community? Have legislative road blocks, back-door […]

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Don’t Let Goliath Push You Down

March 11, 2011

The Big Push for Midwives Campaign is pushing hard to ensure that Certified Professional Midwives are legally authorized to practice in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam. And we’re proud to push hard, since our opponents, ACOG and OBGYN PAC, are working so fiercely together, raising and spending money big hand over closed […]

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