About Maryland Families for Safe Birth
Maryland Families for Safe Birth was founded with the goal of passing legislation that would license Certified Professional Midwives in Maryland. Now that we’ve accomplished our original mission, MFSB has expanded its focus to promote evidence-based, culturally-sensitive maternity care in all birth settings. Moving forward, MFSB will:
- Ensure the health and well-being of Maryland families by expanding access to the evidence-based midwifery model of care in all settings.
- Support legislation that improves access to evidence-based maternity care in all settings, and furthers women’s rights to decide their care based on true informed consent.
- Monitor and deter legislation that would be detrimental to families and care providers who choose out-of-hospital birth.
- Support organizations who offer, through education and other means, information, support and advocacy regarding the midwifery model of care.