HOW TO FIND A SAFE MIDWIFE
HOW TO FIND A SAFE BIRTH CENTER
CURRENT MI LAWS AND YOUR CARE
UNDERSTANDING EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
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Our Mission

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.

Featuring: Different Types of Midwives

Learn more about different types of midwives before you entrust someone with your care...

Your birth expreince matters, but your safety and that of your baby matters most.  Understanding the educational training, experience, and philosophy of different types of midwives before you entrust one with your care is an important step in considering midwifery responsibly. 

 

 

Did you Know?

Quick Facts:

  • 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.