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The goal of the Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA) Campaign is to increase women’s access to midwives and to quality, affordable maternity care by securing federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs). The MAMA Campaign, is a partnership between the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), Citizens for Midwifery (CfM), International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC).
Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA) Campaign
Campaign Mission Statement
The mission of the MAMA Campaign is to increase women’s access to midwives and to quality, affordable maternity care consistent with the Midwives Model of Care© by securing federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives
Guiding Principles for Midwifery in Health Care Reform
The Guiding Principles were developed to provide a framework and are the fundamental beliefs and values that steer the operation of the MAMA Campaign.
- Equal access to care: Health care reform should ensure affordable healthcare for all women and infants, remove barriers to high quality care, eliminate disparities in health outcomes, and significantly improve maternal and infant health.
- Comprehensive care: Health care benefits should include comprehensive, evidence-based maternity care that focuses on normal physiologic birth with appropriate use of technology, and provides choices that meet the needs of all women and infants.
- Women’s right to access a full range of services: Women should have control over the circumstances of birth, such as the right to choose place of birth including out-of-hospital and freestanding birthcenters, maternity care provider and adequate preparation for making informed decisions.
- Midwives as a cornerstone of maternity care: Women and infants should have access to all midwives, who are integrated into health care systems that provide for appropriate consultation, collaboration, and referral services.
- Nationally credentialed midwives: Primary maternity care providers should include all nationally credentialed midwives, namely, Certified Professional Midwives (CPM), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) and Certified Midwives (CM).
- Maternity benefit plans: Comprehensive maternity care services, including the services of all nationally credentialled midwives should be reimbursed by all benefit plans, both public and private.
- Expanding use of the Midwives Model of Care ©: In order to improve maternal and infant outcomes and increase access to services, national health care reform should provide financing for midwifery education that leads to a credential that is nationally recognized, includes demonstration projects that utilize the midwifery model of care and encourages research in midwifery healthcare.