Welcome to the Maryland Birth Network
We educate, support and empower pregnant families throughout the birth process; and build bridges with experienced, educated and encouraging professionals to see it through.
We host meetings and workshops where birthing professionals and new or expecting parents are able to connect and openly discuss issues within a trusted network of support. We promote awareness and availability of mother-friendly birth professionals to help families make fully informed choices by publishing MBN's on-line provider directory and the Maryland Birth Resource Guide; a free guide, listing local providers who are committed to providing gentle, compassionate services to pregnant families
We plan a variety of childbirth-related community activities such as our annual Birth, Bellies and Babies Expo, well-known speakers, professional development workshops, film screenings, booths at local fairs and participation in national and local conferences.
We are an independent group of childbirth professionals and families founded on the belief that birth is a normal, natural process that can deeply affect our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Our mission is to improve the quality of maternity care throughout Maryland by supporting and educating local childbearing families and health care professionals.
MBN promotes mother-friendly maternity care, encourages informed health care decisions, and strives to improve our community’s birth culture.