Support Safe Birth Options!
Shortages of maternity care have reached critical levels. In the wake of the pandemic, midwives and birth workers have been stepping up to save lives one birth at a time. More people are turning to home birth than they have in a long time. The thing is, they never left. Midwives have been saving lives from the start. Even before COVID-19, midwives have been and are the answer for safe, low-risk birth especially where US healthcare is failing its people–particularly its Black, Native American and Native Alaskan people.
Since the beginning of humankind, there have been midwives. And now more than ever, midwives are desperately needed especially in medically underserved areas. With the highest rate of mothers dying in pregnancy, childbirth, and within one year of giving birth than any other industrialized country, the US needs more competent and culturally sensitive midwives.
Support those midwives by donating to MCU’s Briana Blackwelder Equal Access Scholarship Fund. Help pay the tuition for midwives serving in medically underserved areas.
Support safe birth options in the US and partner with MCU to save lives one birth at a time.
About the campaign
The Briana Blackwelder Equal Access Scholarship fund provides full tuition for students whose practices will increase the racial and ethnic representation within the midwifery workforce. When you donate to this scholarship, you directly pay tuition for a student who might otherwise be unable to complete their midwifery education.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Midwives College is supported by monetary gifts from people such as yourself who are passionate about supporting midwives of excellence within every community. I invite you to please make a donation and save lives one birth at a time.