We commit to serving all mothers and those important to them.
To this end, we make every effort to be inclusive, avoid conflicts of interest, and provide clear non-directive information. We lead with our values:
- Health information should be honest, accurate, clear, high quality, and based on the most current science.
- Women are resilient, strong, and capable of making quality decisions for themselves and their families.
- Communities and health systems should care for the mother, rather than demanding that she access care.
- Postpartum health and care research agendas should be driven by women’s expressed needs and center the lived experiences of groups historically marginalized and underrepresented in research.
- Reflection, transparency, and growth around our own potential biases and limitations is ongoing and essential.
- Partnerships are critical – this work is not focused on singular leadership but about creating a movement that effectively leverages all expertise, talent, and resources.
- The postpartum period is an experience that can be a connector among women. At the same time, historically marginalized women may have different priorities that must be uplifted.