Childbirth Connection’s ongoing Listening to Mothers (sm) Initiative is devoted to understanding experiences and perspectives of childbearing women and using this knowledge to improve maternity care policy, practice, education, and research. Listening to Mothers surveys are central to this initiative. They enable us to compare actual experiences of childbearing women, newborns, and families with mothers’ values and preferences, as well as with evidence-based care, optimal outcomes, and protections granted by law. Identified gaps present opportunities to improve conditions during this crucial developmental period for about four million mothers and babies annually in the United States.
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