Mothers & Babies First

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 is not necessarily the first priority at some birth facilities.

In fact, instead of the United States having the very best outcomes and the lowest maternal and infant mortality rates, the U.S. ranks far lower than many other countries in the world.

Mothers & Babies First™ advocates for the improvement of maternity care through evidence based practices as well as empowering women in their journey to motherhood and breastfeeding.

As you browse through this site, you will find information and links that will help you learn more about the classes and services offered and the Mothers & Babies First™ philosophy.

To learn more, click the tab above "About Me". Or if you are looking for classes, click the "Classes" tab above.

Improving Birth

"First and foremost, we are the voice of the American maternity care consumer. That voice grows more powerful every day."

Improving Birth has merged forces with Birth Network National, a national grassroots organization, and the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), best known for the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI).

The MCFI was the nation’s first and only consensus document which defines the ten specific steps a maternity care provider or birthing facility can take to provide evidence based, mother and baby centered maternity care.

Now, all three organizations exist under the expanded banner of Improving Birth.

Improving birthing outcomes increases breastfeeding success rates and decreases postpartum depression rates.


Jeanne Wade, CMA, ICCE, CLC, CLE, CD, CHBE

Owner, Mothers & Babies First