In case you haven't seen this great video, Maternity Care with a Heart, I encourage you to check it out.
Childbirth Connection does great work in their campaign to Transform Maternity Care.
Maternity Care With a Heart from Childbirth Connection on Vimeo.
Why does maternity care need to be transformed?
We pay more for maternity care than any other country, but have higher rates of maternal death, newborn death, and low birth weight than dozens of other nations. We invest too much in overusing high-tech care with no proven benefit and fail to invest in preventive care, or in strategies to address troubling disparities in access and outcomes. Described in 1989 as "the perinatal paradox: doing more and accomplishing less," the crisis in maternity care has fundamentally worsened in the time since.