Learn about efforts to change the US Maternity Care System in order to improve outcomes, lower costs, and reduce outcome disparities by race.


Information about Maternity Care Policy

Childbirth Connection
Choices in Childbirth
Pacific Business Group on Health
Midwives and Mothers in Action Campaign
Our Bodies Our Selves
US Midwifery Education Regulation Accreditation (US MERA)

Organizations Supporting Evidence-based Birth

American Association of Birth Centers
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Childbirth Connection
Choices in Childbirth
Citizens for Midwifery
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Home Birth Summit
International Center for Traditional Childbearing
International Cesarean Awareness Network
Lamaze International
Midwives Alliance of North America
National Association of Certified Professional Midwives
North American Registry of Midwives
Our Bodies Our Selves


ACNM Reducing Primary C-sections
Birth by the Numbers
Childbirth Connection
Home Birth Summit
Our Bodies Our Selves
Understanding Birth Better


Consumer Reports:  What to Reject When You're Expecting

Science & Sensibility

Born at Home: The Biological, Cultural and Political Dimensions of Maternity Care in the US by Melissa Cheyney
Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: A Midwife's Saga by Carol Leonard
Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

Orgasmic Birth
The Business of Being Born
Why Not Home?