In ancient Roman religion and myth, Lucina was the goddess of childbirth. She safeguarded the lives of women in labor.
Changing the landscape of Maternity care
We started Lucina Maternity Foundation in 2011 to address a growing problem with maternity care in the United States. America's maternity care system is higher in cost and lower in outcomes than 49 other industrialized nations.
There is a solution. It isn't novel or radical. The solution is already working in many parts of the world. While care options for pregnant women are limited in the United States, in most industrialized nations with better maternal and infant outcomes care is provided by integrated physician and midwife collaborative teams.
Integrated Maternal Care Model: This is the core Lucina program. We improve maternal outcomes by supporting the development of the collaborative practice model.
Maternal Health Research and Development: To generate support for sustainable change, there must be validation of the objective clinical and financial benefits of improving maternal care delivery.
Public Awareness and Advocacy: To generate support for sustainable change there must be increased awareness of the obstacles and opportunities in US maternity care by engaging the public, professionals, payers and policy makers.