The United States ranks well below all other industrialized countries in maternity and infant health outcomes. These poor outcomes disproportionately impact black and brown families. First time moms, especially those with less family and community support, are also more at risk across all races and ethnicities. It is clear that we, as a country, need to do better.
One solution is the increase the use of midwives and birth centers. Access to midwifery care results in more prenatal care, better utilization of resources, and better overall patient experience. Both maternal and infant outcomes improve in midwifery care models.
Take Your First Step
Are you an Employer?
Here’s How To Get Involved
Set up a time to tour New Birth Company. Learn more about what we do and how we can support your employees and members. Call 913-735-4888 to get started.
Advocate to create better reimbursements and incentives for members who are a good fit for an out of hospital birth
Improve postpartum benefits with paid family leave, access to breastfeeding support, and covered mental health support.
Add midwives and birth centers to your benefits plan description, and educate your employees on all of the options available to them.