Advocacy & Consumer Support

Advocacy & Consumer Support

Florida Friends of Midwives A consumer-based grass-roots organization dedicated to promoting and protecting midwifery in Florida. Members are families, midwives, students and birth advocates committed to organizing the community to support midwives and to assure the continued availability of midwifery care throughout Florida.

Citizens for Midwifery (CfM) Citizens for Midwifery is a non-profit, volunteer, grassroots organization founded by several mothers in 1996. It is the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care.

International Cesarean Awarerness Network ICAN is a nonprofit organization working to lower the rate of unnecessary cesareans, support vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and encourage positive birthing through education and advocacy.

Big Push for Midwives The Big Push for Midwives is a nationally coordinated campaign to advocate for regulation and licensure of Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and to push back against the attempts of the American Medical Association Scope of Practice Partnership to deny American families access to legal midwifery care.

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) CIMS is a coalition of individuals and organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families whose mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.