January 29, 2013

Help us spread the word!AABC-ACNM Congressional Briefing

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) is joining with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to host a congressional briefing in the U.S. Capitol.

The briefing will focus on the valuable role midwives and birth centers play in improving care for women while reducing health care costs and the rate of cesarean births. AABC and ACNM will discuss a new study to be published in the Journal of Midwifery Women's Health on January 31, 2013, which shows women who receive care at midwife-led birth centers incur lower medical costs and are less likely to have cesarean births compared to women who give birth at hospitals.

LEARN MORE about the briefing including how to register.

ACTION STEPS:

Invite your Congressional representatives to the briefing

  1. Call your Representatives and Senators (U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121). Don't know who they are?  Find out here
  2. Invite your Congressperson's health legislative aide to the briefing.  Ask for
    his/her email to send link and more information.
  3. Follow-up and send email with link to register. 

For more information or questions  please contact Karen S. Fennell, MS, RN, Consultant, Lobbyist for the American Association of Birth Centers at fennell.karen.s@gmail.com or 301-830-3910.