"Increasing access to the Midwives Model of Care in all settings is essential to the health and well-being of childbearing women and their babies. The National Birth Policy Coalition supports legislative initiatives that promote the autonomous practice of Certified Professional Midwives and Certified Nurse-Midwives, and that ensure the availability of safe, evidence-based care during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum."If you live in one of the states that has legislation coming up in 2008, please consider getting involved in the Push's efforts to get midwifery regulated and licensed there. Women deserve access to the gold standard of care for their reproductive health -- and that means we need midwives!
Want to protect and promote midwifery care? Get thee to the Big Push for Midwives, which launched this week.