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BirthKeepers is a 501(c)(3) non profit institution.

WHO ARE WE?  
BirthKeepers is an open coalition to focus attention on the primal continuum of human development (conception to the end of year 1). We want to transform beliefs and practices related to how human beings are conceived, brought into the world and cared for as they develop. JOIN US! 

Why Support BirthKeepers?
The Primal Continuum of Human Development (PCHD) directly shapes the architecture and “hard-wiring” of the human brain and the lifelong nature of the mother-baby and father/partner-family-community bonds.

What happens during this period shapes our physical, emotional, intellectual, social, sexual, and spiritual health & well-being and shapes families and societies and how we care for ourselves, each other, and our mother, earth. This is the most critical time in our lives and directly impacts whether human beings think and act from fear-defense-aggression and aloneness OR trust-compassion-cooperation-collaboration and a sense of belonging and community.


 
The BirthKeeper Summit is About...

Improving how we treat parents and children during the primal period from conception through the first year.

What needs improvement?

Our systems of care from pregnancy to birth to the post partum period, and our social supports for parents and children don't provide optimal care or support. See below for a short introduction to some problems in our maternity care system alone. 

See what we did together!

Our Summit was held on May 14, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC and we rallied on May 15 at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting. Our delegation also met with the leaders at ACOG to discuss how we can help improve birth for mothers and babies.