Welcome to the GoodBirth Network

a global collaboration
of birth homes

We have so much to learn from each other!

The GoodBirth Network is a collaboration of professionals working to
recognize, honor, and promote good birth practices and birth home models of care.

Global Community

Providing global networking and support for the birth home model of care
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Education and Collaboration

Encouraging health care autonomy and collaboration between all interested parties to gather, talk, educate, and problem solve together.
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Standards for Good Practice

Raising the quality of birth home care and maternal, infant outcomes in low resource areas utilizing the birth home-midwifery model.

Registration Now Open!

2018 Haiti Birth Center Symposium

Friday April 13th, 2018

Hotel Montana
Pétionville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Midwifery Led Birth Centers: a global definition

A midwifery led birth center (MLBC) is a health care facility serving women through their life course, utilizing wellbeing and midwifery models of care.  The space is a home like collaborative space, to encourage agency.  Basic emergency maternal and neonatal care is...

NPR Feature: Cris Alonso, “Mexican Women Look For Alternatives To Cesarean Sections”

Mexico has one of the highest rates of cesarean sections in the world. Almost half of all births there are by C-section. But, as Jonathan Levinson reports from Mexico City, some women there are upset about the practice and they’re looking for alternatives. As well-trained midwives become more available, natural birth is coming into vogue.

Global Force for Healing

The GoodBirth Network is proud to be a member of the Global Force for Healing, a social profit organization that connects underserved birthing and health-related projects to share wisdom, challenges and educational information. Global Force for Healing's mission is to...

SPOTLIGHT: Mangala Devi Birth Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal

Mangala Devi is a demonstration birth center at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The unit was established as a combined effort by the department of obstetrics and gynecology, volunteers from the Royal College of Midwives in the United...

Please help us to expand this growing compendium! Point us to additional birth homes or share helpful details by contacting info@GoodBirth.net

About the GoodBirth Atlas

Around the globe, birth home models and practices are evolving in response to diverse economic, political, cultural, and geographic contexts. The GoodBirth Network is mapping birth homes and supplying linkages to promote best practices, share resources, and enhance safe options for normal birth.

Welcome to the GoodBirth Network

a global collaboration
of birth homes

We have so much to learn from each other!

The GoodBirth Network is a collaboration of professionals working to
recognize, honor, and promote good birth practices and birth home models of care.

Global Community

Providing global networking and support for the birth home model of care
w

Education and Collaboration

Encouraging health care autonomy and collaboration between all interested parties to gather, talk, educate, and problem solve together.
R

Standards for Good Practice

Raising the quality of birth home care and maternal, infant outcomes in low resource areas utilizing the birth home-midwifery model.

Registration Now Open!

2018 Haiti Birth Center Symposium

 

Friday April 13th, 2018

 

Hotel Montana
Pétionville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Midwifery Led Birth Centers: a global definition

A midwifery led birth center (MLBC) is a health care facility serving women through their life course, utilizing wellbeing and midwifery models of care.  The space is a home like collaborative space, to encourage agency.  Basic emergency maternal and neonatal care is...

NPR Feature: Cris Alonso, “Mexican Women Look For Alternatives To Cesarean Sections”

Mexico has one of the highest rates of cesarean sections in the world. Almost half of all births there are by C-section. But, as Jonathan Levinson reports from Mexico City, some women there are upset about the practice and they’re looking for alternatives. As well-trained midwives become more available, natural birth is coming into vogue.

Global Force for Healing

The GoodBirth Network is proud to be a member of the Global Force for Healing, a social profit organization that connects underserved birthing and health-related projects to share wisdom, challenges and educational information. Global Force for Healing's mission is to...

SPOTLIGHT: Mangala Devi Birth Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal

Mangala Devi is a demonstration birth center at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The unit was established as a combined effort by the department of obstetrics and gynecology, volunteers from the Royal College of Midwives in the United...

Please help us to expand this growing compendium! Point us to additional birth homes or share helpful details by contacting info@GoodBirth.net

About the GoodBirth Atlas

Around the globe, birth home models and practices are evolving in response to diverse economic, political, cultural, and geographic contexts. The GoodBirth Network is mapping birth homes and supplying linkages to promote best practices, share resources, and enhance safe options for normal birth.