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Improving Birth

Improving Birth
CROWDRISE : Dec 03, 2013
Tax ID: 46-1254884
BASED: Encinitas, CA, United States


Improving Maternity Care

Bringing evidence-based care and humanity to childbirth

The moms of ImprovingBirth are a cross-section of the 9 out of 10 American mothers whose bodies and babies have been put at risk by non-evidence-based maternity care (read the Listening to Mothers survey).  All of us come to this cause with a passion born from experience. All of us have seen first-hand what outdated, unscientific care does to mothers and babies. Those of us who haven’t been pressured into procedures, practices, or drugs that increased health risks to us and our babies, well, we’ve seen it happen to our friends and family.

Since the beginning of 2012, ImprovingBirth has grown tremendously. We started as a local group of moms from San Diego and expanded to thousands upon thousands of supporters, contributors, and members—not just in the United States, but around the world. Our leadership team expanded to bring even more strategy and talent to our organization, and amazing volunteers stepped up to help us reach our goals.

Our Core Beliefs

Evidence-based care is based on the highest quality, most current medical evidence, tailored to the individual. We believe that women can make safer, more informed decisions about their care and that of their babies when they are given full and accurate information about their care options, including the potential harms, benefits, and alternatives.

Humanity in childbirth means respect of the birthing woman, of her autonomy, and of her fundamental right to make decisions about her body and her baby. We believe that childbearing women, like all human beings, should be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion.

Tax ID: 46-1254884 •


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