First Victory For Midwives, More Work To Do!

04/07/2015 11:59 AM | Jeanette McCulloch (Administrator)

We are very pleased to report that thanks to all of your phone calls and emails, SB 408, the bill to legally authorize Midwife Assistants to practice, passed unanimously out of committee and is headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Thank you to everyone who helped make this victory happen!

But our work is not over. Sister bill SB 407, which will authorize reimbursement for Licensed Midwives who provide prenatal care to women covered by Medi‐Cal, is in jeopardy.

We need you to call or email you State Senator in support of SB 407 TODAY!

To find your State Senator and how to contact them, click here

Please take a few moments today to call your State Senator’s office and ask them to support SB 407 to authorize Licensed Midwives to provide care through the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program for women covered by Medi‐Cal. Once you've called, please come show your support by leaving a comment on our Facebook post here.

As you are reading this message, physician opposition to SB 407 continues to mount. 

Why? According to Big Medicine, midwives are not qualified to coordinate prenatal care to healthy women because . . . wait for it . . . midwives are not obstetricians, specialists in providing high‐risk and surgical care to women experiencing complicated pregnancies.

If you agree that women experiencing healthy pregnancies should not be limited to OB care and deserve access to midwives, please take a few moments today to call your State Senator’s office and ask them to support SB 407.

For those of you who live near Sacramento, please SAVE THE DATE!

Join us on Wednesday, April 15, at 1:30 pm at the State Capitol in the John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) to stand in support of SB 407. Plan to attend? Please RSVP to

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