Addressing the maternal and infant health crisis is not straightforward with one solution. It takes strategic and collaborative efforts in different areas to ultimately benefit thousands of moms, babies and families every day. Discover more here.
We're committed to ending preventable maternal health risks and death, ending preventable preterm birth and infant death and closing the health equity gap for all families. Learn more about our legacy and impact here.
Although babies may technically be considered full term at 37 weeks, it is crucial to wait until 39 weeks for optimal development and health outcomes. Learn the advantages of reaching the 39-week milestone, such as reducing the risk of respiratory problems, promoting brain development, and enhancing the baby's ability to breastfeed.
Racial disparities in maternal healthcare outcomes impact Black women greatly. Black Maternal Health Week emphasizes the need for increased awareness, support, and advocacy to address these disparities and improve health outcomes for Black moms.
Indigenous Milk Medicine Week is a week-long event aimed at supporting Native American mothers in their breastfeeding journeys. Learn the importance of breastfeeding within Indigenous communities and the challenges faced by Native American mothers.