Join Maryland Families for Safe Birth (MFSB) in advocating for evidence-based, better-performing maternity care by incorporating the wisdom and contribution of midwives in all settings. Supported by the scientific evidence, midwives are essential to ensuring a mother's right to choose with whom, where, and how to give birth.
A major part of MFSB's mission is to support education, information, and advocacy regarding the midwifery model of care. MFSB has created the UnBreaking Birth film and website as a free, national tool to highlight underlying causes of the maternity care crisis and advocate for an immediately available solution: the midwifery model of care. The UnBreaking Birth project seeks to improve the safety and humaneness of birth for women in all birth locations.
MFSB continues to work hard to make Maryland the 29th state to license CPMs.
- $10,000 Fund a lobbyist to support the upcoming CPM licensure bill in Maryland, one of the 22 states where it is not legally authorized for a CPM to practice.
- $5,000 College tours in 2014 to educate young women and men about birth options.
- $7,000 Operating Costs.
- $10,000 Fund independent research on outcomes, why some hospitals do better, the voices of mothers, and more.
UnBreaking Birth is an educational project sponsored by MFSB designed to bring awareness to the problems with the current maternity care system in the US and to support the midwifery model of care as its solution. Please take a few moments to view the video and share it widely. Maryland women face the same issues and spreading awareness nationally will ultimately increase support here in Maryland for midwifery as the standard model of maternity care.
Check out this informative film on the crisis of our maternity care system
Unbreaking Birth website
License Certified Professional Midwives in Maryland
Please sign the NEW License Certified Professional Midwives in Maryland petition. Our online petition will send each Maryland residents signature to his/her legislative representative(s). Please add a personal comment in the designated section as these are sent to the legislatures. Out of state signatures are welcomed as well. Your out of state signature shows a national trend and support.
Ask your spouse/partner to sign and share this petition as well. Our hope is to hit 10,000 signatures! Please help make this happen.
License Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) in Maryland so that families have the right to choose how they give birth. Licensure of CPMs will support an integrated maternity care system.