NOTICE: As of November 1, 2016, ImprovingBirth, The Coalition of Improving Maternity Services and BirthNetwork National Merger Forces
We are pleased to announce a new direction for our work. We are merging forces with ImprovingBirth, a consumer advocacy organization working to improve maternity care by empowering people with tools that inform, support, engage and empower; and the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), best known for the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI). The MCFI was the nation’s first and only consensus document which defines the ten specific steps a maternity care provider or birthing facility can take to provide evidence-based, mother-and baby-centered maternity care. As of November 1, 2016, all three organizations will exist under the expanded banner of Improving Birth. Click here to take the pledge.
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Our Mission is to Inform, Support, Engage and Empower Consumers, Community Leaders and Providers with Tools to Improve Birth.
We create tools that help INFORM about current and best practices. We SUPPORT those who have experienced a difficult or an unnecessarily traumatizing birth with tools for healing. We ENGAGE at a local level through chapters and community outreach and we EMPOWER through accountability tools and storytelling.
We offer resources for consumers, birth professionals and providers to share with their community, family and friends, so that they might prevent unnecessary stress and trauma from happening to another family.
We believe that change happens from the bottom up—by informing, supporting, engaging and empowering women and families to get in the driver’s seat when it comes to childbirth.