Birth Boot Camp Gives Back
At Birth Boot Camp we have an incredible respect for the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative written by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, or CIMS. So much so, we have based our 10-week childbirth education curriculum on its principles. Our childbirth statistics show that a strong basis and education in the MFCI is a great way to prepare for a better birth.
As Birth Boot Camp has grown, we have helped hundreds of couples have amazing births. We have determined that we want to do more than teach about the MFCI and CIMS — we wanted to help financially support CIMS in their goal to improve birth outcomes.
From June 2015 – June 2016, five dollars from the sale of every Birth Boot Camp online childbirth class will be donated to the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. This money will help more women and their partners have amazing births and we could not be more proud to be a supporter of this organization.
According to the CIMS website: â€œThe Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and wellbeing of mothers, babies, and families. Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.â€
In short, CIMS, through the MFCI, or Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative, strives to improve birth outcomes and maternity care. Together, we are working to make the world a better place, beginning with birth.
In action, the MFCI encourages a variety of evidenced-based practices that, if encouraged and instituted, can help women and babies have healthier, happier, and safer births.
We are excited to see what the future holds as better treatment, better births, and more respect for women and babies becomes the norm. We are honored to be prt of improving maternity care for women and babies everywhere!