If you are a consumer advocate

Get familiar with the Transforming Maternity Care Blueprint for Action

Featured Blueprint areas for consumer advocates:

In addition to the summary Blueprint for Action, more detail about specific challenges and recommended solutions of relevance to consumers can be found in the Consumers and their Advocates Stakeholder Workgroup Report (PDF).

Implement an advocacy project in your community

Find out about ongoing consumer advocacy and educational outreach projects in our Progress section.

Work toward transparent reporting of maternity quality data

Advocate for childbearing women’s rights

Share Childbirth Connection’s resources on the Rights of Childbearing Women and our guide to Understanding & Navigating the Maternity Care System.

Join forces with a state or regional quality effort

View our list of state and regional quality collaboratives.

Join or start a birth network

Birth networks are grassroots or community-led organizations that offer information, support, and referrals to childbearing women. Find a birth network in your community.

Become a childbirth educator or doula

See a list of organizations that provide training and certification.

Share a local success story

Have you been part of the transformation in your community, state, or region? Share your story so others can learn and be inspired.

Learn about evidence-based maternity care on the Childbirth Connection website

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