September 4

1st Annual Black Breastfeeding Week a Monumental Success!

NACPM eAlert   September 4, 2013 Greetings!     NACPM looks forward to Black Breastfeeding Week 2014! August 25-31st was declared the first annual Black Breastfeeding Week. The theme for this first year was “Black Lives Matter”. This movement, created for and lead by black women, was an inspiration for community led action in the breastfeeding.

November 14

MAMA is Celebrating 9 New Co-Sponsors for H.R. 1054!

Thanks to YOU, H.R. 1054, the Access to Certified Professional Midwives Act now has 23 co-sponsors!  The Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA) Campaign continues to pursue our successful steady office-by-office approach to building Congressional support for this legislation and its importance to women and babies across the country.  These nine new cosponsors will help.

July 20

Three New Co-Sponsors and Supreme Court Ruling for Reform: MAMA is Celebrating!

Three New Co-Sponsors for H.R. 1054! Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC),  Anna Eshoo (D-CA-14th), and  Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL-20th have become the latest members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1054, the Access to Certified Professional Midwives Act of 2011. The Campaign is deeply grateful to these Representatives for their support for increasing women’s access to midwives.

May 30

New Co-Sponsor for MAMA

MAMA is Celebrating! Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-7th) has become the latest member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1054, the Access to Certified Professional Midwives Act of 2011. The Campaign is deeply grateful to Representative Grijalva for his support for increasing women’s access to midwives and quality maternity care and for his leadership in supporting H.R..

December 22

A New Short Presentation About the MAMA Campaign

Want to Talk to Your State Midwife Association/Community About the MAMA Campaign? MAMA has a short, punchy slide show that you can use to share the good news of the MAMA Campaign and build support for the CPM bill in Congress.  Click here to download the power point presentation.

November 30

CPM Bill to Be Introduced in Congress this Week!

MAMA Campaign Eblast 11-29-2010: Childbearing women will soon be one step closer to guaranteed access to CPM services Exciting news! The Midwives And Mothers In Action (MAMA) Campaign is very pleased to announce that a bill to amend the Social Security Act to mandate reimbursement for all CPM services for women insured by Medicaid will.

March 22

Health Care Reform Passes

A Victory for Mothers and Babies! Midwives and mothers, babies and families, are victors today!  With the passage of the Senate health care reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday, March 21, and the signature of the President in the coming days, several provisions that will significantly benefit mothers and babies will.

January 29

…But Where is the Way?

We’re just at an extremely uncertain juncture with health care reform.  Some observers are quite pessimistic.  Others are hopeful.  The fact of the matter would appear to be that everyone was completely blindsided by the loss of a filibuster-proof majority of Senators who favor anything like the current version of the bill.  It could be.

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