We promote safe midwifery practices in Michigan, and enable families to make safe decisions about where and with whom to give birth through education, advocacy, and balanced information.
Anyone can call herself, advertise, and practice as a “midwife” in Michigan, regardless of education, training, or licensing status.
Choosing a highly educated midwife who works within a fully integrated system of care, can directly impact safety and outcomes.
CPMs would not be qualified to practice midwifery in any other first world country according to their current educational standards.
Anyone can open a "birth center" in the state of Michigan without oversight, licensing, or insurance.