Our goals for 2023 include a statewide billboard campaign to fundraise as well as educate about important issues across the state. Should we meet or exceed our goal of $50,000 we will be able to partner with an Alabama midwife to provide training for another midwife this year as well!
2020 Shoals Mom Prom was canceled due to COVID-19. Our 2019 Mom Prom raised $15,500.00 for our rural access grant initiatives.
In 2019 we were able to fully fund our Hannah Ellis Grant for Midwifery $6,000
We issued 2 grants for $2500 specifically to train Doulas that are women of color in the state of Alabama Thanks to partnerships with Baobab Birth Collective and Shoals Doula Group. Florence had no labor support that were women of color, now we have 4 in progress.
We partnered with Evidence Based Birth to train 2 Alabama women as Evidence Based Birth Instructors.
We have ordered educational documentary DVDs with information about the importance of a fully integrated care system where the medical world and midwifery world work together to improve continuity of care and outcomes. Each county in Alabama has received their own copy of educational DVDs at this time and we look forward to expanding these resources!
We sponsored Huntsville Mom Prom to promote the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of Huntsville so that they could continue to issue their doula grant for expectant mothers.
2021 We raised just under $4000.
We were able to combine that with our other funding and be platinum sponsors for the first ever Alabama Black Midwives Conference in May of 2022
With your help we hope to make 2022 the year that we can dream bigger and do more! Our goal for 2023 is $50,000!
Mom Prom is a fun night out with friends for a great cause! It has been a wildly successful event in the Huntsville area for the past 4 years and it has enabled their local non profit ICAN OF HUNTSVILLE to make a huge difference in their community while having a great time! We routinely work together with our Huntsville friends to help make both mom proms tWe are a registered MOM PROM. Visit www.momprom.org for more information on finding a mom prom near you!
Safer Birth in Bama formed in September of 2015 in Lauderdale County with the important goals of increasing access to care, improving outcomes, and informing Alabama citizens about the issues surrounding the maternity care crisis that is currently facing our beautiful state. We are founded and established as 501(c)(3) with the IRS and all donations to our organization are considered Tax Deductible.
Alabama had the 3rd highest infant mortality rate in the nation between 2011-2013.
Alabama is a failure state for premature birth according to the March of Dimes.
Alabama has a severe access to care issue with only 28 of 67 counties currently having a hospital that offers obstetric services. And more rural facilities are closing their doors each year.
We value the lives and safety of our mothers and babies in Alabama.
Safety Starts with Education and awareness.
Education leads to research and that in turn leads to change. You can find out more about our education and awareness campaigns and projects on our website. www.SaferBirthinBama.org
It is your sponsorship and continued support that will help to make our mission a success. Together our commitment to protecting the lives and safety of our mothers and babies that will create change for the young families that call Alabama home. We invite you to join us and be a part of this important change.
THANK YOU in advance for your support.
The Safer Birth in Bama Team
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