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For Midwives

MAWS is the professional association for midwives in the State of Washington. Professional MAWS membership confers many benefits, including access to state-sanctioned and protected peer review and professional liability insurance that enables midwives to become participating in-network providers with health insurance companies (including Medicaid/DSHS). WA state is one of only twelve states in the US where midwives can serve low income people by accepting Medicaid.

MAWS exists to promote the health and well-being of childbearing people and babies through the development and support of the profession of midwifery in keeping with “the Midwives Model of Care” from the International Confederation of Midwives. They offer resources, support, continuing education opportunities, and guidance to the state in regard to the policies and rules related to midwifery.

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