Who is the Maryland Birth Network?
They are an independent group of childbirth professionals and families founded on the belief that birth is a normal, natural process that can deeply affect our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Their mission is to improve the quality of maternity care throughout Maryland by supporting and educating local childbearing families and health care professionals.
MBN promotes mother-friendly maternity care, encourages informed health care decisions, and strives to improve our community’s birth culture.
Maryland Birth Network members collectively believe that birth is a normal event that brings with it memories that last a lifetime.
What They Do
- They educate, support and empower pregnant families throughout the birth process; and build bridges with experienced, educated and encouraging professionals to see it through.
- They host monthly meetings and workshops where birthing professionals and new or expecting parents are able to connect and openly discuss issues within a trusted network of support.
- They promote awareness and availability of mother-friendly birth professionals to help families make fully informed choices by publishing MBN's on-line provider directory and the Maryland Birth Resource Guide; a free guide, listing local providers who are committed to providing gentle, compassionate services to pregnant families.
- They plan a variety of childbirth-related community activities such as our annual Birth Fair, well-known speakers, film screenings, booths at local fairs and participation in national and local conferences.
Be sure to check out them out at MarylandBirthNetwork.com.