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About

We are a chapter of BirthNetwork National, dedicated to promoting Mother-Friendly maternity care through advocacy, information, and support.

Do you have a passion for birth? Get involved. Volunteer with us!

Our Mission

Outer Banks Birth Network is dedicated to improving the culture of birth in our community. We support, encourage, and educate women and their families by promoting the awareness and availability of evidence-based, Mother-Friendly maternity care as defined by the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services.

Who We Are
We are a local chapter of BirthNetwork National, a leading grassroots movement based on the belief that birth can profoundly affect our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We are an alliance of individuals and professionals with concern for the care and welfare of mothers, babies, and families. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Vision
We envision building stronger families by supporting pregnant women and helping them to have positive pregnancy, birth and early parenting experiences.

What We Do
We educate our community by providing facts about mother-friendly, evidence-based maternity care through peer support groups, guest speakers, free workshops, and film screenings.

We provide support by ensuring that families have a network of experienced, encouraging people to help them make informed choices and to have positive experiences in pregnancy, birth, and early parenting .

By making informed choices and having confidence in the process, families can experience safe and satisfying childbirth.

We have no religious or political affiliation or agenda.

WE BELIEVE…

  • Birth is a normal, healthy process, not an illness or disease.
  • Empowering births can take place in hospitals, birth centers, and homes.
  • Maternity care should be evidence-based and woman-centered.
  • Women are entitled to complete and accurate information on their full range of options for pregnancy, birth, post-partum and breastfeeding.
  • Women have a right to make health care decisions for themselves and their babies. That right includes Informed Consent as well as Informed Refusal.

The Outer Banks Birth Network respects each woman’s informed choice regarding what constitutes a good birth for her and her family.

The information appearing on the Outer Banks Birth Network blog is presented for educational purposes only. The Outer Banks birth network does not provide medical care or advice and will not be held liable.  Always consult a health professional for help with specific medical concerns.

http://www.outerbanksbirthnetwork.com does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information’s, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website, nor the quality of any products, information’s or any other material displayed,purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information’s or offer in or in connection with the services herein.

You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any materials shall be at your sole risk. http://www.outerbanksbirthnetwork.com reserves the right, in it’s sole discretion and without any obligation, to make improvements to, or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the service or the materials.

 

Outer Banks Birth Network encourages you to seek providers who support your personal philosophies. The Outer Banks Birth Network does not endorse or recommend providers, but lists those providers who endorses the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) and are paid Outer Banks Birth Network members. The Outer Banks Birth Network does not guarantee the provider information, nor does Outer Banks Birth Network check the validity or accuracy of credentials including, but limited to, certifications, licenses or training of any listed provider. There are variations in the philosophies and practices of providers listed. It is the responsibility of each consumer to verify the credentials of providers and Outer Banks Birth Network encourages consumers to interview providers in order to find the care that is right for each individual and family.

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