Help for the Pushing

Certified Professional Midwife Advocates Need Your Support!

Photo courtesy of Friends of Missouri Midwives

Photo courtesy of Friends of Missouri Midwives

The Big Push for Midwives Campaign supports its member state organizations and coalitions as they push hard for legal access to Certified Professional Midwives and the reduced costs and improved outcomes associated with out-of-hospital maternity care.

Our volunteers are the very heart and soul of this national movement. They are so very impressive, for their courage, resourcefulness, and resilience. They inspire others to act, and they are tenacious in their drive for expanding birth options for their communities.

Big Push campaign services to volunteers include:

  • Policy Initiative Support
  • Legal Counsel
  • Media and General Advocacy Support
  • Research and Analysis
  • Advocacy Training, Materials, and Presentations
  • Coalition Building Within and Across States
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Policy Environment

In each state, the PushTeam works with local midwives, consumers and advocates who know their respective districts well. Together, effective messaging operations are developed, using locally relevant and appropriate messages, and regulation and licensure of CPMs moves forward in new states each year. (It should be duly noted that NO STATE has ever repealed Certified Professional Midwives licensure.)

The Big Push provides high-quality, professional messaging, media relations, and social networking services to publicize the efforts of the campaign nationally, as well as helps states to promote their efforts in local and regional media.

In addition, a rapid response team is in place to ensure that the Big Push campaign and the PushStates can respond quickly to any disinformation from the American Medical Association, its affiliated state associations and other opposition organizations, such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Also, the campaign’s Website effectively integrates vital information generated and used by the Big Push Campaign for mothers and midwives, policy makers, donors, and media.

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