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A BIRTH CENTER

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Mission, Vision & Goals

Full professional members of MAWS include Licensed Midwives and Certified Nurse Midwives. Associate members, an important part of the organization, include a wide range of health professionals, students and families who share an interest in midwifery.

Mission Statement:

To promote the health and well-being of women and families through the development and support of the profession of midwifery.

Read our Diversity Values Statement.

Vision:

  • Midwifery is the standard of care for all healthy women during the childbearing cycle.
  • Midwives support each other in maintaining and improving the quality of care provided to birthing women and their families.
  • Professional recognition of midwifery as a safe and valid choice for maternity care.

Values MAWS upholds:

  • Communication
  • Accountability
  • Informed choice
  • Risk assessment
  • Evidence based care
  • Continuity of care
     

Goals:

  • Promote public awareness of midwifery.
  • Protect birthing options and support women's informed choices.
  • Lobby and advocate for issues related to midwifery and women's health care.
  • Support midwives through opportunities for continuing education and state protected independent peer review.
  • Promote accountability through a state approved quality assurance program.
  • Promote interprofessional communication and collaboration