More great information from Citizens for Midwifery

The Citizens for Midwifery blog has so many great posts up today that I can’t pick just one to repeat here!  So, instead, I’ll give you a sneak peek and link them…this is for those of you who are lazy like me and don’t want to take the time to cut/paste.  Enjoy.

Up first is the recent radio program in Massachusetts discussing legislation for creating a Board of Registration of Midwifery.  You can listen to the  and then read comments.   CfM’s Susan Hodges chimes in with a great comment that can be read right at the blog.  She points out that  ACOG is a professional organization accountable only to their members.  Their insistence that hospitals are the safest place for all women to give birth is lacking in scientific evidence.  In fact, research shows that women with normal pregnancies who planned homebirth with a trained midwife are just as safe as those in the hospital AND have lower rates of interventions as well as morbidity for mothers and babies.  To read more, click here.

Next, an update from Grassroots Network concerning Childbirth Connection.  A new resource document called ‘United States Maternity Care Facts and Figures‘ is now available!  To get updates via email from Childbirth Connection, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.  To read the full post on CfM, click here.

Last, MAMA Campaign update.  If you were unable to attend the webinar on December 3, you can now download it!  Click here to go.  In addition, there are the highlights of MAMA’s work for Certified Professional Midwives this year.  To view the complete post, click here.

So much information, so little time!

MAMA Campaign hosts webinar December 3!

MAMA Has Good News to Share!

Join Us for a Webinar on December 3rd to Learn All About It!

Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/709957571.

Our federal lobbyist, Billy Wynne will join representatives from the Campaign Steering Committee, on Thursday, December 3rd, for an exciting webinar about the MAMA Campaign at 8 pm EST.  Please note that this is a new date.  The webinar was previously scheduled for the beginning of Thanksgiving week, but that week was too busy for too many of our supporters so we have postponed the date a week to accommodate our supporters.

MAMA has good news to share! The effort to secure federal recognition of CPMs got a big boost this week – language beneficial to CPMs is included in the Senate health care bill just released on Wednesday, November 18th.  And MAMA is still hard at work to include our amendment to reimburse CPMs in the federal Medicaid program in the final bill that will go to the President to be signed early next year.

You are invited to join us to hear:

* What this new language in the Senate bill will mean for midwives and
mothers across the country

* The impressive support for CPMs that MAMA has built among key
legislators over the last six months, that will serve midwives and
mothers well for years to come

* About the most successful fundraising campaign for midwifery ever!

* What the next steps are this year for Federal recognition for CPMs

It is easy to participate in the webinar!

Visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/709957571 to register and receive easy steps to join us.

And during the webinar MAMA wants to answer your questions:

email a question to info@mamacampaign.org and put “Webinar Question Submission” in the subject line.

We look forward to your participation!

MAMA thanks you for your support.   If you have any questions, concerns or comments please contact the campaign at info@mamacampaign.org.