California Midwives

Keep Midwifery Care accessible in California

Midwifery care is an important health option that women have the right to have access to. However, midwifery care in California for out of hospital births is at risk by the proposal of a new law/bill SB 304 and AB1308.

In summary these laws might make it extremely difficult for midwives to provide homebirth and birth center services unless they are directly supervised by a physician. Physician supervision is a debatable and unnecessary requirement for a trained licensed midwife and only serves to limit and restrict midwifery care.

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