Tell Big Medicine to Stop the War on Midwives and Out-of-Hospital Birth
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Tell Big Medicine to Stop the War on Midwives and Out-of-Hospital Birth

    1. Petition by

      The Big Push for Midwives

 

We, the undersigned, members of Big Push for Midwives Campaign and other concerned citizens, call upon the leadership and members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and  American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to end the war that this professional trade group has waged against home birth and Certified Professional Midwives (“CPMs”). This petition refers to the “College” and the “Congress” as “ACOG,” since the two groups are two sides of the same coin.

 

            In this Petition, we present ACOG with these demands:

 

1.     Stop misleading the American people, the media, and the federal and state governments about home birth!

 

2.     Stop bullying American women about their birth-related decisions and choices!

 

3.     End ACOG self-serving opposition to state regulation of licensed midwives!

 

4.     Stop disparaging the education, credentials, skills, and abilities of Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs)!

 

5.     Stop ACOG attempts to exclude CPMs from important federal maternal-child health care legislation!

 

 

            Who are we? We are mothers who have given birth at home or in a birth center or who plan to give birth at home or in a birth center. We are family members who participated in an out-of-hospital birth or wish to do so. We are health professionals. We are advocates for women’s rights, for parents’ rights, and for better maternity health care. We are citizens, not K Street lobbyists, and we are united in our belief that women and families have the right to a legal home birth attended by a regulated Certified Professional Midwife.

 

Honor midwives on International Midwives Day and honor mothers on Mothers Day with a generous donation to the Big Push for Midwives Campaign, so we can continue our fight against ACOG to ensure that legal Certified Professional Midwives are accessible for all U.S. mothers.  We need your contributions now. Please click here to donate.

 

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    • Jessica Howell KANNAPOLIS, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      My husband and I are planning our 3rd child and we want to have a home birth. Unfortunately, my state (NC) does not allow for the licensing of Certified Professional Midwives. I feel like my options are to either give birth at home without aid (which seems unsafe) or to go into a hospital and have all of my choices ignored.

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    • Toni Kolb MCKINNEY, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      There is no reason that OB/GYN professionals and Midwives cannot work hand in hand to bring about optimal safety and birth experiences/options for the pregnant woman.

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    • susie davidson BROOKLINE, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      I'll pretty much jump on ANYTHING if I think someone will listen to me drone ON and ON and ONNNNNNNNN

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    • Taunya Simmons SARALAND, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      Its important to pass this on to as many people as possible! If you know anyone who is and advocate of homebirth in any fashion, shoot them an email so they can sign too!

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    • MELISSA STURGIS MIAMI, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      WE ARE IN NEED FOR MORE MIDWIVES, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE REASON'S WHY WE HAVE HOSPITALS TODAY,BUT, STOP SENDING THEM AWAY. WE, HAS WOMEN HAVE RIGHTS TO GIVE BIRTH WHER WE WANT, ADN TO HAVE WHO WE WANT TO HELP GIVE US BIRTH TO OUT BABIES IN THIS WORLD. THEY ARE PART OF US.

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