Greetings from Birth Matters Virginia! On April 9th, 2011, Birth Matters Virginia and Shenandoah University are sponsoring a maternal health summit on maternal mortality. Healthy Mothers Healthy Birth
2011 brings together experts from multiple disciplines, concerned citizens, and health professions to examine the rising maternal mortality rate in the United States.
In conjunction with the summit, on April 10th, 2011, the Ina May Gaskin’s Safe Motherhood Quilt will be walked down the National Mall in Washington D.C. to bring public awareness to the United State’s
rising maternal mortality rate. Ina May’s book, Birth Matters: How What We Don’t Know About Nature, Bodies and Surgery Can Hurt Us, will be released shortly before the summit and we will host a book signing at the event.
It is our intention, with this letter, to invite you to participate in the Healthy Mothers Healthy Birth Summit. Invitations have been issued to organizations who conduct maternity care research, policymakers, medical professionals, medical students, national maternity care organizations, and consumer watchdogs or public policy thinktanks. With an invitation, there is no cost to attend the event. The summit is an interactive workday, combining the expertise of speakers, panelists, and participant dialogue. We hope that you will
send a representative from your organization to participate in this unique event.
Click Here to be directed to the page where you will find a copy of the day’s agenda and the goals of the summit. We hope that you will join us for this important event. We are a small grassroots non-profit organization, but our mission is big!
Together, we can turn the dangerous trend of a rising maternal mortality rate around.