Why Mothers & Babies First?
Over time, it seems that we have lost our way in supporting new families. As health care becomes more of a profit driven business, the well being and care of new mothers and their babies are not necessarily the first priority at many birth facilities. In fact, instead of the United States having the best outcomes and the lowest maternal and infant mortality rates, we rank far below most other countries in the world.
Mothers & Babies First™ advocates for the improvement of maternity care as well as the empowerment of women in their journey to motherhood.
As you browse through this site, you will find information and links that will help you learn more about the services offered and the Mothers & Babies First™ philosophy. To start, click the "A Little About Jeanne" tab.
There is a new freestanding Birth Center in Morgan Hill. Casa Natal Birth Center is now OPEN for prenatal care and birth! Please follow and "Like" Casa Natal on Facebook.
There is a breastfeeding support group in Morgan Hill & Gilroy!
La Leche League of South Valley meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Centennial Recreation Center, Activity Room 2, 171 W. Edmundson in Morgan Hill and every last Saturday of the month at 10 am at Mango Street Kids Consignment Store, 7579 Monterey St. in Gilroy.
Please check their web calendar for any date changes.
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well being of mothers, babies, and families. Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.
CIMS also works to create more transparency in maternity care. Mothers who want to help achieve this goal as well as helping other expectant mothers can participate in a nationwide birth survey.
Click The Birth Survey icon to learn how you can participate in the survey and/or volunteer.
Mothers' Milk Bank, San Jose
In 2013, Mothers’ Milk Bank distributed over 570,000 oz. of donor milk to preterm infants and children unable to digest other sources of nutrition. Donors from many states continue to support our effort to answer the call from babies who need donor milk to survive and supply enough donor milk to feed premature infants in hospitals.
Donors are always needed. Please consider donating and help save a infant's life.
The MMB is on Facebook too.