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.

Maternity Peer Support

Maternity Peer Support in the form of long-term, personalized, and culturally congruent support throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is one step towards mitigating health disparities and improving experiences of navigating the maternal healthcare system.

Referral Directory

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. These partners are committed to making support for families accessible, affordable, and equitable -- they can be found in our Referral Directory.

Research & 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 respectful care in the delivery room.


We believe birth workers should be representative of a diverse range of communities so that they can hold space that feels familiar and safe. We support trainings to fill the gap.