News

  • 05/07/2014 10:05 PM | Rosanna Davis LM CPM (Administrator)
    Cheryl at Cascade Healthcare Products informs us that they are temporarily unable to fill orders for pharmaceuticals to California.  She expects the situation to be resolved in a matter of weeks.

    In the meantime, if you have more urgent need of pharmaceuticals the following companies are filling orders from California Licensed Midwives:

    Baby Birth and Beyond; Everything Birth; Henry Schein; In His Hands; Physician Sales and Services

     

     







  • 03/08/2012 8:38 AM | Anonymous
    Stand up for Licensed Midwives on Thursday, March 29th in Sacramento!

    A critical meeting regarding the future of the practice of Licensed Midwives in California is taking place on Thursday, March 29th at the Medical Board building in Sacramento. All Licensed Midwives, consumers of midwifery services, and other supporters of midwifery are urged to attend the Interested Parties Meeting of the Midwifery Advisory Council of the Medical Board of California.  This pivotal meeting addresses the issue of physician supervision of Licensed Midwives.  There has been a proposal to the Medical Board to define physician supervision of Licensed Midwives as collaboration- a definition that would end the unobtainable and problematic current requirement.  Please join us in supporting this incredibly important proposal, which would eliminate some of the ongoing barriers to safe, effective and accessible Licensed Midwifery care in California. Your presence and support are crucial! 

    Licensed Midwives in California have made many attempts to secure supervision, but it is essentially an impossible requirement to fulfill due to the medico-legal and political climate. Licensed Midwives in California are currently providing care with good birth outcomes without such supervision, despite the requirement. In fact the physician supervision requirement creates barriers to safe care by not allowing supportive physicians to work collaboratively with Licensed Midwives, for fear of liability and retribution from peers.  The physician supervision requirement also limits access to Licensed Midwives for low income Californians, because the requirement prevents Licensed Midwives from becoming Medi-Cal providers independent of a physician.

    Please attend this meeting in person!!!  Licensed Midwives, consumers, student midwives, midwifery supporters, ICAN members, doulas and other birth workers, please join us for this critical meeting.  Thank you! 

    See CAM website for details such as the time, which has not been announced by the Medical Board yet. www.californiamidwives.org 
    Medical Board address:  2005 Evergreen St. Sacramento, CA 95815
    Medical Board website: Time will be announced on Medical Board committee meeting page. Here is the link:

    ***Please visit this link for the Medical Board Agenda items, staff report, and new proposed code regulations- which includes a new definition of "supervision" and new regulation regarding obtaining drugs and administering drugs. ***

  • 01/16/2012 2:15 PM | Laura Monroe Burnett
    Please log in to the CAM website, go to the Members-Only section, and you will see the Labcorp info page directly below the Updates section. If you are not a current CAM member and you are a practicing midwife who would like a Labcorp account with the CAM discount, please visit our Become A Member page. You can pay online via Paypal or credit card. Or click here to join via Snail Mail. 
  • 12/30/2011 7:55 PM | Jocelyn Dugan (Administrator)
    I am doing my best to get these up and running, but currently I am the CFO, acting membership coordinator, and now I have somehow stumbled onto managing content as well.  Can you tell midwives are important to me?  I would love some feedback on the forums, but so far the only ones that are true forums are the ones that are accessible to everyone, like VBAC, Breastfeeding, and Baby Wearing.  Please take a look around, create some topics and give me feedback to work with.

    Thanks!

    Jocelyn 
  • 11/08/2011 2:18 PM | Jocelyn Dugan (Administrator)
    Hi everyone, 

    Go ahead and check out the CAM Directory.  If your membership is current and you are a practicing midwife, you should be able to find your directory listing.  

    Due to privacy concerns, I only listed people's names, phone numbers, websites, and job titles.  

    This is still in a state of flux, so feel free to contact me with questions and/or concerns.

    Thanks!
  • 10/06/2011 3:06 PM | Jocelyn Dugan (Administrator)
    Please bring a photo and written consent to use it to the Board meeting!  We are looking for something gorgeous to go on on post card!  If you have questions, please contact Laura or Jocelyn.
  • 10/06/2011 3:04 PM | Jocelyn Dugan (Administrator)
    For anyone who might be logging in, I hope you  love our new membership site!  We have been working diligently to make sure we can provide the value you need from CAM as an organization and there are some major changes on the horizon!  

    Stay tuned and definitely come to the Board Meeting to learn more!
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