Why Mothers & Babies First?
My name is Jeanne Batacan and I believe that over time, we have lost our way in supporting new families. As health-care becomes more of a profit driven business, the wellbeing and care of new mothers and their babies are not necessarily the first priority.
As an advocate for improving maternity care as well as empowering women in their journey to motherhood, I help
new mothers in my community achieve their hopes, dreams and goals for breastfeeding and mothering.
Because of my strong desire to help and empower women, I am a co-founder of Bay Area Birth Information (BABI) and served on the Board of Directors for several years. BABI's mission is to promote awareness of evidence-based care and options, in order to reduce unnecessary birth interventions, improve breastfeeding success rates, and encourage secure bonding between parents and their children. BABI’s mission is based on the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), a nationwide effort to promote healthy, natural childbirth.
As you browse through this site, you will find information and links that will help you learn more about my training, philosophy and services. To start, click the "A Little About Me" tab (see "Site Content" in the upper left column).
I believe in nurturing both mother and her baby and therefore have received advanced training in Biological Nurturing® and Laid-Back Breastfeeding. It is more of a philosophy - backed by research - than a technique, but one that brings ease and success to breastfeeding like nothing else. You will learn more about this topic by clicking on the Biological Nurturing® tab (upper left).
I am a member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) and advocate for more transparency in maternity care. Mothers who want to help achieve this as well as helping other expectant mothers can participate in a nation wide birth survey.
Click The Birth Survey tab to learn how you can participate and/or volunteer (upper left).