Access to midwifery for all

Bay State Birth Coalition supports real birth choices.

We are fighting for access to licensed midwives, inclusion of midwifery care in insurance and MassHealth, and a maternity care system that serves all Massachusetts families. Because all families deserve choices.
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Bay State Birth Coalition Supports HB1189/SB1206 "An Act Relative to Out-of-Hospital Birth Access and Safety"

In January, Representative Kay Khan and Senator Anne Gobi filed HB1189/SB1206 "An Act Relative to Out-of-Hospital Birth Access and Safety." This bill would create a pathway for licensure of Certified Professional Midwives in Massachusetts. This bill will improve the safety of home birth, promote public health, increase access to maternity care, and save money.

The following Representatives have signed-on as cosponsors of the bill: Sarah K. Peake, Bradford R. Hill, Elizabeth A. Malia, Ruth B. Balser, Jennifer E. Benson, James M. Cantwell, Marjorie C. Decker, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge, Dylan Fernandes, Kenneth I. Gordon, Jonathan Hecht, Mary S. Keefe, Robert M. Koczera,Stephen Kulik, Michael J. Moran, William Smitty Pignatelli, Denise Provost, John W. Scibak, Todd M. Smola,  Thomas M. Stanley, Aaron Vega, Chris Walsh, and Bud Williams.

Senators can still sign-on as co-sponsors, so call your State Senator and ask them to co-sponsor SB1206 today!

Read our fact sheet about the bill.

Read the full text of the bill.