HB 1773 passed the Senate 49-0 on March 7! Thank you to everyone for your communications with your WA representatives! It made a difference! Lobby Day was a big part of this two year success story!
SAVE THE DATE for the Spring Conference May 10, 2014.
Position Statement on Planned Births at Home and in Freestanding Birth Centers by Women Under the Primary Maternity Care of Midwives in Washington (PDF).
MAWS celebrates our 30th Anniversary this year and we've had an exciting 2013 so far! Look for your Fall Newsletter in the mail and read the MAWS Spring Update for more info!
The United States’ three midwifery organizations—American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), and National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)—have released a historic consensus statement. Supporting Healthy and Normal Physiologic Childbirth: A Consensus Statement by ACNM, MANA, and NACPM gives maternity care providers, policymakers, and women a succinct summary of the evidence for the benefits of normal physiologic childbirth.
Brand new study demonstrates once again that freestanding birth centers are a durable model of high-quality, high-value maternity care. This large, well-designed study of over 15,000 women demonstrates the safety of the midwifery-led birth center model of collaborative care as well as continued low obstetric intervention rates, similar to previous studies of birth center care. These findings are particularly remarkable in an era characterized by increases in obstetric intervention and cesarean birth nationwide. Read the entire journal article here.
Looking for our new Ina May Bumper Sticker? Click here.
And welcome to our website! We hope that you’ll find it user friendly and enjoy all of the new content and resources we have compiled. Don’t forget to invite your family, friends, colleagues and clients to visit the site.
MAWS is a statewide midwifery organization working to transform maternity care and support our members as they promote the health and well-being of women and babies.
Recent conference resources and links are posted here.
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(updated Oct 2013) Click here.
new information for aspiring midwives and CPMs seeking licensure in WA. Click here.
Click here to listen to this great interview and call-ins on "The Pros And Cons Of At Home And Hospital Births".
including the latest recommendations for HPV and CHD screening, NRP, GDM, Cord clamping and more!
Do you have a "Midwife-Friendly" Business?
Click here to learn how you can support Washington Midwives while bringing more attention to your health care or birth-related business or service.
Download the Orientation Manual for LMs (pdf)
Comprehensive Resource for New and Prospective Licensed Midwives. Click here to download pdf.
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