Empowered Birth Movement

Because knowledge is empowerment.

Empowered Birth Movement e.V. is an independent non-profit organization confronting maternal and neonatal health inequities through a Systems Thinking and intersectional justice lens. 

We are advancing the availability, affordability, and accessibility of multilingual health information and peer-to-peer, community-based health workers that can uniquely empower and support birthing people to make informed decisions for themselves and their babies, successfully navigate the healthcare system, as well as bridge the cultural and linguistic gap between healthcare systems and people from a migrant background.

We are growing a network of partners aligned with the common goal of creating an empowering 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.

Fellowship Program

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 improving parents’ navigation of the health system and access to health information along the way.

Research and Advocacy

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 culturally-congruent care in the delivery room.