midwives

Bills for licensed midwives in Mississippi are likely to die

Advocates say the pending midwifery legislation could help alleviate Mississippi’s lack of maternal health care and protect mothers and babies from those who practice without proper training. But Senate Bill 2793 and House Bill 1081 will likely die without a committee vote this session, as legislative leaders say they need more time to study the […]

The bills to license Mississippi midwives look dead

Advocates say the pending midwifery legislation could help alleviate Mississippi’s lack of maternal health care and protect mothers and babies from those who practice without proper training. But Senate Bill 2793 and House Bill 1081 will likely die without a committee vote this session, as legislative leaders say they need more time to study the […]

Conservative group backs midwives in challenging Iowa’s certificate of need law

A conservative organization is suing the state for requiring birthing centers to demonstrate the need for such a facility before they are allowed to open. Since 1977, Iowa has required state approval for any newly created or substantially changed institutional health service. The Iowa legislature enacted the law, which requires prospective or expanding healthcare providers […]

Scroll to top