You have the opportunity to make a difference today for the future of maternity care.
The US maternal health care system has some of the worst outcomes in the developed world.
One out of three women has major abdominal surgery during birth.
The rate of American moms who die in childbirth has been rising for 20 years, worse than any other developed nation, in spite of spending the most money on maternity care.
Women of color are more likely to suffer serious complications of birth, simply because of the color of their skin.
A surge in the rate of babies born dangerously early, is unmatched in the past eight years.
An epidemic of stress and depression among parents due to the worse parental leave policies in the developed world.
Currently care practices are not determined by consumers, but driven by provider preference, financial concerns, liability concerns, and deeply embedded (yet outdated) practice patterns.
We believe that birth can be better and that it matters. It matters for the lifelong mental health and well-being of the entire family. A healthy happy mom is a healthy happy family.
We believe that women are the ultimate decisions makers in childbirth, and they have the right to be treated with dignity and compassion.
We believe that the U.S. maternity care system is decades behind what we know is best for mothers and babies and that there is no real motivation for the system to change.
But most importantly, we believe that when people have the tools to inspire change, they will take action.
Your donations help us arm people with real tools to tell their story, to put pressure on the system to improve and hold the medical community accountable. To know their rights and to heal from past birth trauma.
It helps us raise awareness so that future families can avoid the pitfalls of a system, where the 'First Do No Harm' principle may no longer apply if it puts hospitals and providers at an even slightly greater financial risk.
It takes an average of 17 years for evidence to become practice, let's not allow another decade to pass.