Community Midwives in the Global Village
We serve women and families worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency midwifery aid to women and families affected by conflict, disasters, or lack of local sufficient midwifery or women’s healthcare in the effort to reduce infant and maternal mortality worldwide.
Borderland Midwives
Tijuana, Mexico

The city of Tijuana, Mexico is wrestling with a crisis of unserved and underserved immigrant, refugee, and displaced populations. Many pregnant mothers, many of them Haitian in origin, are in need of perinatal services that are simply not available.

Borderland mamas
Borderland midwives
Borderland appointment

At the request of the Office of Human Rights and the Asociación Mexicana de Partería, One World Midwives is serving these families by providing emergency maternity care supplied by team members, partners, and volunteers.

Mni Wiconi Women's Health and Midwifery Clinic
Standing Rock, North Dakota, USA

In 2016, members of over 300 indigenous tribes and nations gathered in North Dakota with their allies to make their voices heard as water protectors protesting the construction of an oil pipeline through the sacred land of the Lakota. The several camps that sprung up contained a fluctuating population of sometimes over 10,000 people, including many women in need of care.

Standing rock midwifery tipi
Standing rock kettle
Standing rock pregnant
Standing rock medics

While serving, we created prenatal documentation to travel with each patient while living in transient circumstances. We also developed a system of recording the interaction with each mother served in concert with indigenous midwives, while providing confidential care and meeting individual needs of varying ages and gender identities.

Bumi Wadah Disaster Relief
Dulag, Leyte, Philippines

Bumi Wadah Maternity and Health Clinic was formed in response to the tremendous need for maternal care in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in 2013.

Phils wreckage
Phils measuring
Phils jeepney

Midwives and supplies were dispatched to the typhoon Yolanda disaster area in Dulag, Leyte, Philippines to help staff the emergency birth center set up by organization Bumi Wadah. There, we sent two midwives to help deliver culturally relevant and excellent care with little resources available. Working in concert with the local midwives, we cared for the women and families of the most hardest hit population of the typhoon while the area's infrastructure was being rebuilt.