Pathway to a Healthy Birth


The country’s maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and use resources more wisely by routinely intervening in labor and delivery in ways that interfere with, instead of promoting, supporting and protecting, innate biological processes that result in healthier outcomes for women and newborns.

That is why we designed the following “Pathway to a Healthy Birth” infographic to help women learn the safest and smoothest route for labor, birth and the crucial days that follow, including tips to stay on the pathway and things to avoid.

We encourage you to share it with friends and family — or distribute it as a poster or flyer (see link at the bottom of this page). For related resources, including a companion booklet for women, please visit

(Click the image below to view full size.)

Download and distribute the printable poster/flyer: no bleed or full bleed, 11×17 standard paper size (PDF, 1.4 MB). Feel free to post it anywhere that may be helpful to pregnant women.

View the clinicians’ version here.

Infographic design by NowSourcing.