Alabama is a state where maternal and infant mortality rates are high and reproductive choices are limited. We want to help change that through the creation of the Alabama Birth Center , located in Huntsville, Alabama.
Our goal is to combat stigma and improve health outcomes by expanding reproductive health options for pregnant people in the South. We are opening a full spectrum reproductive health center to include the first freestanding Birth Center in Alabama.
People who desire out of hospital births have few options. There is a growing demand for midwifery care; however, this care is not readily available for those with limited resources as these services are usually paid out-of-pocket. We seek to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all persons, and remove the barriers that have led to midwifery based care becoming a service that is unavailable to low income families.
This center will be a resource for the community. We will provide lactation support, childbirth education, family centered prenatal care, postpartum support and training opportunities for the next generation of providers.
We have secured a building. Funds raised here will be used to renovate and equip the facility. Phase I of renovations is just about complete (clinical area including exam rooms and community center). Our goal is to start seeing clients in this facility January 2022!
We intend to start Phase II, renovations of the Birth Suites January 2022!!
Please make a contribution today. All donations are appreciated.