The Empowered Birth Movement

Because all birthing people deserve an empowered, dignified, and non-violent birth.

We are growing a network of birth workers and partners aligned with the common goal of creating an empowering and respectful birth environment and full spectrum of care both before and after. Our Birth Workers Collective is committed to making support for families accessible, affordable, and equitable.

We believe birth workers should be representative of a diverse range of communities so that they can hold space that feels familiar and safe. Our Fellowship fund supports new birth workers to fill the gap while making a living wage.

Disparities in maternal outcomes and traumatic birth experiences in world-class medical facilities are unacceptable systemic and institutional failures. We are aiming to create new paradigms around maternal health that ensure transparency, accountability, and a culture of respect in the delivery room.

The Empowered Birth Movement is tackling medical racism, obstetric violence, and social determinants of poor maternal and neonatal health through a Systems Thinking and intersectional justice lens. We are advancing the availability, affordability, and accessibility of community health workers that can uniquely empower and support birthing people to make informed decisions for themselves and their babies, as well as bridge the cultural and linguistic gap between healthcare systems and immigrants.