Consider donating to the Midwives' Association of Washington State!

All childbearing families deserve safe, respectful, and high-quality care that empowers and supports them throughout pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. The Midwives' Association of Washington State (MAWS) is a unified, trusted voice that works with legislators, midwives, and other professionals to fully integrate midwifery into the health care system in Washington so that all healthy childbearing people can have access to this kind of care. 

We are currently fundraising to support our upcoming Conference in April 2019. MAWS hosts an annual conference for midwives, doulas, nurses, doctors and other birth professionals. Our diverse speakers are professionals in their fields, bringing you the latest research and relevant information. This year we are thrilled to host Jen Kamel, the founder of VBAC Facts. Your donation will go directly toward her speaker fee. Any amount helps, no matter how large or small. We appreciate your support!

You can donate with this form or Venmo us @washingtonmidwives.

With your help, in 2019 MAWS will:

  • Maintain and improve its rigorous, confidential process for peer and incident review, providing a safe place for practitioners to reflect, learn, and grow into even better midwives

  • Continue as an organizational member of OB COAP, a quality improvement project at the Foundation for Health Care Quality, so that data from home and birth center births can be evaluated alongside hospital-based data

  • Once again advocate for reasonable limits on midwifery licensing fees

  • Pursue legislation to protect the term "birth center" in statute so that families will know what type of care they can count on if they choose to give birth in a birth center rather than in a hospital

  • Continue to stitch midwifery into the fabric of the health care system by cultivating strong, collaborative relationships with other health care providers and hospitals so that birthing in a community setting—at home or in a freestanding birth center—is a seamless option

  • Work with state agencies to make sure that you have choices about where and with whom you give birth, regardless of where you live, and whether you have private insurance, state insurance, or no insurance.

Your midwife has given you so much -- this is one way to give back! Help us ensure that all families have access to high-quality midwifery care. 

Thank you for your support of MAWS!  Please consider becoming a supporting member if you are not already.

Donations are not tax-deductible: because advocacy is central to our mission, MAWS is a 501(c)6 non-profit.

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