The United States has higher rates of maternal deaths than 45 other countries.

Our grants support comprehensive community and women-centered healthcare in areas with limited options.

Commonsense Childbirth turns no one away, regardless of their ability to pay; helps women navigate the structural barriers of Medicaid; connects women with social services; and provides wraparound psychosocial support.

In Orange County, Florida, Commonsense Childbirth’s Easy Access Clinic provides women with high-quality prenatal and postnatal care, coupled with social support and targeted education, in a variety of languages.

Partner Since 2013

Income inequality, systemic racism, a lack of coverage and access, and various socioeconomic factors prevent many women from receiving the care they need.

Changing Woman Initiative (CWI) in New Mexico works to renew and support Indigenous traditions around pregnancy and birth, improving maternal and community health in Native American communities.

CWI is conducting community outreach to develop a culturally relevant curriculum and program for CWI’s Native American reproductive wellness and birth center, the first of its kind in the U.S., slated to open in Fall 2019. The center will merge respect for tribal traditions and languages with modern, compassionate care and provide a platform for community health outreach.

Partner Since 2017
Total Grant Support $86,000

One Woman's Story

“Without your focus on the plight of American moms and families, we would not have been able to sustain our work. So few organizations will acknowledge what is and has been happening in plain sight for decades in the USA.”

— Jennie Joseph, midwife, women’s health advocate and Founder and Executive Director of Commonsense Childbirth