Organizations contributing to HMHB by providing relevant research and/or expertise in understanding maternal mortality.
Birth Matters Virginia is a statewide organization with local groups of parents whose mission is to improve the
culture of birth in Virginia by promoting an evidence-based model of maternity care and supporting care providers
who practice mother-friendly care.
Shenandoah University educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers; lifelong learners;
and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community,
a nation and the world.
The White Ribbon Alliance is an international coalition pushing for change, making pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and
newborns around the world. WRA pushes governments and institutions to account for the tragedy of maternal mortality.
The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project is a national effort to draw public attention to the current
maternal death rates, as well as the gross underreporting of maternal deaths in the US, and to
honor those women who have died of pregnancy-related causes.
Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over
2.2 million members who campaign to protect human rights.
The JJ Way® Model is effective in reducing disparities and improving outcomes because it
operates from the premise that every woman wants a healthy baby and that every woman deserves
The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation is dedicated to empowering women, specifically in the area of childbirth
and pregnancy. We are presently focusing on the issues of informed consent, the off-label use of drugs, and maternal
Organizations, Businesses, and Individuals that have financially supported HMHB.
Computer Assist, providing development and hosting services for the HMHB website, offers consulting services,
custom online solutions, and powerful community-based websites with integrated chat, discussion boards,
blogs, newsletters, and more!
Birth by Design provides Midwifery Model of Care to all of the Northern Virginia area.
Certified Professional Midwives, Peggy Franklin and Kim Pekin offer homebirths,
waterbirths, VBAC births and soon to be birth center births coming in the summer of 2011.
Board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Dr. Jack Ayoub, specializes in optimizing each patient's health. Dr. Ayoub is a solo physician providing
services at The Birthing Inn and INOVA Loudoun Hospital.
I am a Certified Nurse Midwife promoting the mother’s choice and the Midwive’s Model of Care
by offering homebirth services in the MD, VA, & WV area with 90 minutes of Shepherdstown, WV.
Since 1961, Harrison & Johnston, PLC, has provided valuable counsel to individuals and businesses,
regionally and nationally, on matters involving general civil and criminal litigation, domestic
relations law, real estate, business transactions, bankruptcy and complex commercial litigation.
Empowering Families, Honoring Birth, Changing Lives. toLabor is the professional organization,
formerly known as ALACE, providing woman-centered labor assistant, or doula, training and certification.
JM Birth Consultants exists for the purpose of providing professional, relevant, evidenced based,
education and consulting resources to health professionals, organizations, and the everyday woman
serving expectant parents.
For anyone considering home birth, birth center birth, doula, or hospital midwife options,
consider our in-hospital nurse-midwife service. All of our
births take place in the Birthing Inn of Inova Loudoun Hospital, attended by our team of Certified
The mission of ACNM is to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and
communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by certified
nurse-midwives, and certified midwives.
Ten Moons midwives, Desiree Cripps and Aimee Fairman, provide homebirth midwifery care to growing
families throughout Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Desiree and Aimee approach pregnancy
and birth from an evidence based perspective, while remaining deeply rooted in the art of traditional midwifery.
We are "Systems Doctors" instead of "Symptom Doctors". We operate with the understanding that the body is
designed to function properly, indefinitely, as long as all the systems are functioning optimally. If you
have symptoms, no matter what they are, it is an indication that the systems of your body are out of balance.
Our job is to help you regain your health by bringing the various systems of the body back into optimal balance.
Bradley trained, Lamaze certified Childbirth educator, Labor doula for 23+ years and a mother of nine,
Amy Bookwalter tells the “rest of the story” to her students. Full basic classes are all in one fun
weekend. Advanced class is just 3 short hours. There is a great deal of humor and very interactive
in this fast weekend. Amy’s students have a very low c-section rate and usually have a very short pushing phase.
Brio Birth Childbirth classes offer the perfect mix of time-honored traditions and cutting edge research to empower 21st century moms to give birth with confidence.
All sponsorships are tax-deductible donations. Birth Matters Virginia will provide
you with a receipt of your donation for tax purposes.
The Healthy Mother Healthy Birth Initiative is brought to you by Birth Matters VA
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