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Table of Contents

Message from incoming President Paris Maloof-Bury

SB 1237 - What’s new and what’s next?

California Hospital Association Webinar on SB1237 Implementation

Update to Abortion Services Due To COVID-19

Updates on Medi-Cal Rx

The California Department of Public Health says that birthing people should have access to both a support person and a doula in labor!

CNMA Stands with Jemel Roberson

Spotlight on Anti-Racism

Antiracism Workshop Series For White Birth workers

Update on the cases of Adora Perez and Chelsea Becker in Kings County

Racism and Health Disparities chapter in Gynecologic Health Care 4th Edition

National Perinatal Taskforce: Building a movement to Birth a more just and loving world

ACNM Antiracism Webinar Series: “Black Midwifery History”

ACNM Foundation renames the $1000 Mary Breckinridge donor level the Foundation Level, in acknowledgment of her racist legacy.

Malpractice Insurance Discount for CNMA Members!

Free CNMA Membership for Midwives of Color

Job Opportunities at Expecting Justice in San Francisco

Job openings to share?

Questions? News? Want to get involved?


Message from incoming President Paris Maloof-Bury

Hello California midwives!

As the incoming president of CNMA, I’d like to introduce myself and share with you my vision and priorities for my term. But first, I want to share my gratitude with each of you for trusting me with this position. I am humbled and honored by this opportunity to serve my fellow midwives, birth workers, advocates, and families in this great state of California. So thank you!

Over the course of my tenure, I intend to do everything within my power to increase access to midwifery care, and to make the practice of midwifery more equitable.

This means advocating for midwives to have full active medical staff privileges in hospitals throughout California so that midwives can serve families in every community, and that community-based nurse-midwives can gain privileges to admit their own patients to hospitals when they need to move from home or birth center setting to hospital. It means closing the gaps to completely eliminate maternity care deserts by bringing midwives to those communities and gaining access to critical access hospitals for the families we will serve there.