Out- of -hospital maternity care issues briefing I wanted to share an important email that I received today. Please help the PushNation rise up to tell Congress about how access to out-of-hospital maternity care and Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs), who are specially trained to provide it, are a top priority in national health care reform! Help alert Congress to the Capitol Hill Issue Briefing on Thursday, May 21, focused on how out-of-hospital maternity care reduces costs and improves outcomes. Please join us in Spreading the PushWord on the DC Briefing!Invite your elected officials and their staff to sponsor and attend the briefing at the (amazing and historic) Sewall-Belmont House at 144 Constitution Avenue, NE, between 8 and 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 21. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Handouts and other materials will be available, and the media has been invited. Briefing speakers include the authors of the 2005 BMJ study, as well as an economist and public health specialist with expertise in the clinical and economic benefits associated with out-of-hospital deliveries under the care of CPMs. This is our an opportunity to show Congress and the media how much grassroots support there is out here in the states for including out-of-hospital maternity care and the services of CPMs in health care reform. Please help today! Please visit the PushAlert page right now to find out everything you need to know about reaching out to your elected officials about this important event!