We are Writing NJ's Birth Plan
Recently, a small group of childbirth professionals gathered together to
discuss the current environment for birth in New Jersey. We all agreed that
the majority of women in New Jersey are not receiving maternity care that is
evidence-based or supportive of normal birth.
We also agreed that the only way we can change the current environment is
to unite our wisdom, skills and talents, in a state-wide effort, to educate
families about evidence-based, mother-friendly maternity care, and to refer
them to professionals and facilities that provide such care.
This was the birth of New Jersey BirthNetwork, a local chapter of
BirthNetwork National, a 501c3 organization.
Join with us to take back our birth rights!
New Jersey BirthNetwork is empowering the women of NJ to take control of
their maternity care. NJ families need to know, there is a growing community
of people and caregivers who support a woman’s right to manage her own
birth. There are a wide range of care options for pregnant or birthing women
and their families.
New Jersey BirthNetwork is working to help make these options well known
and widely available. We will accomplish this mission as we:
1. Provide information and education about evidence-based, normal
birth practices consistent with Lamaze International’s Six Care
Practices that Support Normal Birth and the Coalition for
Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) “Mother-Friendly
2. Assist consumers in identifying professionals, health care
providers and facilities that support mother-friendly maternity care
3. Promote awareness and availability of community resources and
outreach programs that support normal birth.
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