Welcome to the Birth Activist Collective! We are a forum for anyone who is working to improve maternity care in the US. Our mission is to connect birth activists with each other in order to exchange information, coordinate efforts and keep the fire ignited! Our vision is to create a world where everyone has equal access to evidence-based maternity care.
We believe “It’s Time to Tell the Truth about Birth!” The good, the bad and the ugly. We want to hear from you about the birthing options in your community – are you able to choose from a wide variety of supportive care providers? Are you able to choose from a variety of settings – hospitals, birth centers and home birth? How do the birthing women in your community feel about the way they are being treated? Are people already working to improve birth in your community? As a wise physician once told us, “Nothing is going to change until the women ask to be treated differently.” We can help you connect with the people who are out there actively engaging the system and making a difference!
If you are ready to get started, visit our Resources page where you will find links to organizations who are gettin’ it done. We have broken down ideas for ways to become an activist into three categories – One, Some and Many – based on who you are. We also have a Blog that features folks from all over the world sharing their success stories about how they have made a positive impact on their birth community. And if you are curious about how the heck we came to be here, check out the About Us page!
Welcome to the Birth Activist Collective! Viva La Revolution!!!