Mission & Vision

Our Vision

We envision a world where women, infants and families experience optimal physical and mental health in pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum.

Our Mission

Expand awareness and advance knowledge about traumatic birth and its adverse impact on all childbearing people and babies.

Our Goals

  • Provide education and resources about prevention and treatment of traumatic birth
  • Increase awareness about causes and effects of post-traumatic stress related to childbirth
  • Promote sensitive and effective approaches to the resolution of birth trauma
  • Increase awareness of disparities in the etiologies, treatments and outcomes of traumatic childbirth based on race/ethnicity, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender diversity, and other underserved populations
  • Facilitate collaboration among researchers, policy makers, medical and mental health care providers and educators
  • Encourage culturally appropriate and equity conscious therapeutic approaches to post-traumatic stress symptoms following childbirth
  • We affirm the WHO statement on the prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth, emphasizing the rights of women to dignified, respectful healthcare through pregnancy and childbirth