the birth trust

Every women deserves the option of midwifery care.

Is it acceptable that only 10% of all birthing women are attended by midwives in the US? How long can we ignore proven, superior maternity care models demonstrated by other nations — those in which midwives are an established component of the countries’ health care systems?

What is the Birth Trust?

The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery is a transparent foundation where you, our supporters, determine our grant making when you join the Birth Trust.

Birth Trustees know we need to fix our maternity care crisis. Our rates of maternal and infant mortality, cesarean sections, and unnecessary medical interventions must change. Greater integration of midwifery care in hospitals, birth centers, and at home is the solution.

We encourage you to see where your money will go and read about our grantees.