Transforming Maternity Care in the United States

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Abstract

In this column, the associate editor of The Journal of Perinatal Education provides a snapshot of the current state of maternity care in the United States and highlights the efforts of researchers, childbirth educators, and professional organizations to transform maternity care practices and, in doing so, to improve outcomes for mothers and babies. The associate editor also describes the contents of this issue, which offer a broad range of resources, research, and inspiration for childbirth educators in their efforts to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth.

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