Maternal health crisis


Fact #1


U.S. is one of eight

The United States is one of just eight countries to see a rise in maternal mortality over the past decade.

Fact #2


59 countries have a lower maternal mortality ratio than the United States

By comparison, China is now safer than the U.S.

Despite spending $98 billion each year, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of both infant and maternal death among industrialized nations.

Fact #3


$268m per day

With over 4 million women giving birth each year in the U.S., at a cost of $98 billion (over $268 million per day), childbirth and newborn care is by far the most common and expensive reason for hospitalization.

Fact #4



The number of women that nearly die from pregnancy-related complications in the U.S. each year.

That's one every 10 minutes.



An integrated and collaborative model of physician and midwife, treating birth as a normal life event with minimal intervention.

Nurse-midwife and physician equal better outcomes and patient satisfaction.