The Friends of Michigan Midwives have bills in both chambers to license Certified Professional Midwives. Why do our midwives need a license when they have been practicing so far without having to get one? This measure will ensure that parents who are seeking an out-of-hospital birth know that their midwife meets professional standards.
Climb Out of the Darkness is an annual event that brings moms together to raise awareness and funds for Postpartum Progress, Inc. (PPI). This is a national nonprofit organization that works to increase awareness of maternal mental health disorders (including postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum bipolar disorder, postpartum psychosis, and similar symptoms during pregnancy) and to provide support to women who suffer from them.