Despite having one of the most expensive birth healthcare systems in the world, the U.S. also has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among industrialized nations—and that rate continues to grow. In fact, two women die every day in the U.S. from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.

The Arizona Birth Network was formed in 2005 to serve birthing individuals and families in Arizona. We promote evidence based care and informed decision making.

The Arizona Birth Network is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised 100% of volunteers, there is no paid staff.

Our Vision

All individuals and families will have safe and fulfilling pregnancy and birth experiences, while being empowered in their roles as healthcare consumers.

Our Mission

The Arizona Birth Network, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, works within our community to empower individuals and families regarding their pregnancy and birth experiences. We promote an awareness of evidence-based care and informed decision making through education, advocacy, and support.

Our Board of Directors

Danita JacksonPresident
Laura HeaneySecretary
Crys MeltonBoard Member Emeritus
Krystyna BowmanBoard Member
Enjolie LafaurieBoard Member
Elizabeth WoodBoard Member