Most people have no idea that U.S. maternity care practices are decades behind what science says is best for moms and babies—and decades behind the more gentle, humane treatment that women and babies deserve in this most important life event. Many women don’t realize that they have many more options for birth than they’ve been offered and they have rights in their care.
Improving Birth is working hard to change that from the bottom up—by informing, supporting, and empowering women and families to get in the driver’s seat when it comes to childbirth. We advocate for each other as individuals and as a group. American maternity care is in crisis, and we believe that we are the solution.