Hannah N Kahl via Crowdrise
June 18, 2011
Earth Birth is an International Women’s Health Collective run by midwives to foster a movement that encourages and promotes safe and peaceful birth as an act of social justice and community healing. We approach women’s health care through a methodology that is both community centered and internationally connected. We build clinics and community centers that are sustained by Traditional Birth Attendants and Educators. Our birthing centers are not only clinics but community sustained spaces for refuge, learning and the sharing of stories. Our goals include lowered maternal and infant mortality rates, lowered mother to child HIV transmission, access to supplies, access to trauma counseling, the ability to articulate ones story and the facilitation of positive and empowered childbirth experiences.
Many of the women going to these clinics are refugees and/or victims of war and all the atrocities that war brings with it. At the clinic the women patients as well as the midwives are treated with respect and are given tools to nurture themselves and their own culture and traditions.
They are doing incredible work without an emergency vehicle. Imagine a war torn landscape, immobilizing poverty, a lack of care centers, and NO AMBULANCE. Please help! Every little bit will be very well used and appreciated.