Expand Use of Nurse-Midwives
Boosting midwifery utilization is a key strategy for improving maternal quality, affordability and the patient experience. Evidence shows the use of midwives enhances maternal and infant health and decreases costs. It also helps address a growing shortage of perinatal health providers.
Despite these benefits, certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are vastly underutilized, delivering only 9% of babies nationally. PBGH is pushing to drive broader adoption of the midwifery model in California and nationwide by demonstrating the success of midwifery-led care to a range of stakeholders.