In health care reform, Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) are seeking federal recognition of their vocation. But will the leadership of the Certified Nurse Midwifery (CNM) advocacy organization be their main obstacle?
What’s going on in Birmingham, Alabama this week? Midwives and activists from around the country are gathering to share stories, challenges and successes on legalizing and licensing midwifery in all states.
If you are pregnant in Alabama and you’d like to birth at home, you have every right to do so. But don’t expect to do it with the provider of your choice. Midwifery is illegal in Alabama, as it is in 25 other states. The 2009 PushSummit in Birmingham this week will address this and much more.
In response to recent criticism, the American Medical Association removes references to Ricki Lake in its newest resolution but continues its quest to outlaw home birth.