The Oakland Better Birth Foundation.
Our Mission Statement:
To expand the conversation around reproductive choices and to address the appalling rate of infant and maternal mortality in the City of Oakland as well as the County of Alameda in its entirety.
To promote and educate the public about the vital role of traditional midwifery services and securing good birth outcomes for all women and especially women of color.
To provide financial support and education to those wishing to avail themselves traditional midwifery and doula services as well as other traditional health practitioners historically shown to support and improve birth outcome.
To provide financial support and mentoring to those wishing to pursue a career as a traditional midwife, doula or childbirth educator.
To address the mental, emotional and spiritual concerns that arise on our parenting/child rearing journey, by providing therapeutic services, educational workshops and skill building for children, couples, parents and families, individually or in groups, at affordable prices.