Tell your Kansas legislators:

I support Midwives in Kansas!

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Current Kansas law includes barriers that make it hard for Certified Nurse Midwives to provide quality care for their patients. Women and babies need access to high quality options, without unnecessary barriers!

Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) provide pregnancy, birth, and gynecological care and serve women across the state of Kansas in homes, freestanding birth centers, hospitals, and clinics. Numerous studies have concluded that midwifery care is safe care. The excellent outcomes achieved by CNMs- decreased preterm birth rates, decreased cesareans, and fewer labor interventions- are the result of the midwifery model of care, not a result of specific regulatory requirements for collaboration or supervision. Midwifery practice is, by definition, the "independent management of womens health care." This status has been recognized by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), which classifies nurse-midwives as "experts" in their field of practice and as "independent providers" who may collaborate with obstetricians and other healthcare providers based on the needs of their patients.

Under current Kansas law, CNMs have a "collaborative practice agreement" that requires a physician signature before providing health care services and prescribing medications. 17 other states have removed requirements for physician agreements or supervision. Removing this barrier to practice provides more access for Kansas women and families to midwifery care. This legislative session, our senators and representatives will be considering removing the collaborative practice agreement for nurse-midwives and other nurse-practitioners. Removing this barrier will allow CNMs to practice freely to the full extent of their education and training.

I AGREE,

Certified Nurse Midwives should be allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training. I support removing the collaborative practice agreement requirement in the state of Kansas. Please support HB 2280.


Or you can text SUPPORT MIDWIVES to (785) 380-2255






Photo courtesy of Natalstardoula.com
Tell your Kansas legislators:

I support Midwives in Kansas!

Or you can text SUPPORT MIDWIVES to (785) 380-2255

746
750

I AGREE,

Certified Nurse Midwives should be allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training. I support removing the collaborative practice agreement requirement in the state of Kansas. Please support HB 2280.


Current Kansas law includes barriers that make it hard for Certified Nurse Midwives to provide quality care for their patients. Women and babies need access to high quality options, without unnecessary barriers!

Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) provide pregnancy, birth, and gynecological care and serve women across the state of Kansas in homes, freestanding birth centers, hospitals, and clinics. Numerous studies have concluded that midwifery care is safe care. The excellent outcomes achieved by CNMs- decreased preterm birth rates, decreased cesareans, and fewer labor interventions- are the result of the midwifery model of care, not a result of specific regulatory requirements for collaboration or supervision. Midwifery practice is, by definition, the "independent management of womens health care." This status has been recognized by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), which classifies nurse-midwives as "experts" in their field of practice and as "independent providers" who may collaborate with obstetricians and other healthcare providers based on the needs of their patients.

Under current Kansas law, CNMs have a "collaborative practice agreement" that requires a physician signature before providing health care services and prescribing medications. 17 other states have removed requirements for physician agreements or supervision. Removing this barrier to practice provides more access for Kansas women and families to midwifery care. This legislative session, our senators and representatives will be considering removing the collaborative practice agreement for nurse-midwives and other nurse-practitioners. Removing this barrier will allow CNMs to practice freely to the full extent of their education and training.


Or you can text SUPPORT MIDWIVES to (785) 380-2255






Photo courtesy of Natalstardoula.com