A Woman's Place is A Place Of Power 

The Mothership is a non-profit organization dedicated to combating infant mortality, preterm birth rates among Black mothers, and empowerment strategies for girls. Founded on a mission of promoting maternal health, advocating for equitable healthcare access, and fostering community support, The Mothership Institute envisions a world where every Black mother and baby can thrive, regardless of socio-economic factors or systemic disparities.

The Motherships Approach 
The Mothership is committed to addressing these critical issues through a multi-faceted approach:            Advocacy and Policy Change: We advocate for changes in healthcare policies and practices that disproportionately affect Black mothers, aiming to eliminate racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes.  
  Community Education: We provide comprehensive education and resources to Black mothers and families, empowering them to make informed decisions about their health and well-being during pregnancy and beyond.  
  Access to Healthcare: We collaborate with healthcare providers to increase access to quality prenatal and postpartum care for Black mothers, with a focus on underserved communities.  
  Research and Innovation: We support and conduct research to identify effective interventions and solutions to reduce infant mortality and preterm birth rates among Black mothers.  
  Culturally Competent Support: We offer culturally sensitive programs and support networks that recognize and address the unique challenges faced by Black mothers.
  Early Intervention: We have a girls' rite of passage where they explore solutions to period poverty, receive menstrual health education, and learn about natural therapies.

Birth Advocacy

The Mothership believes black maternal health is a critical and pressing issue that demands urgent attention and advocacy. Statistics consistently reveal alarming disparities in maternal outcomes between Black and white women, with Black women experiencing significantly higher rates of maternal mortality and morbidity. These disparities are rooted in systemic issues such as racial bias, unequal access to quality healthcare, and socioeconomic factors. We address these disparities in our work by advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of Black mothers and by raising awareness and advocating for change, we can work towards creating a healthcare system that ensures the safety, dignity, and well-being of Black mothers, ultimately fostering a more just and equitable society.

Creating Impact 

The Mothership seeks to create meaningful change, our advocacy efforts focus on community education, health maintenance, and the development of support networks for Black mothers.

We amplify the voices of those affected, by fostering collaboration between healthcare professionals, community leaders, and activists, we can strive towards a future where every woman, regardless of race, receives the care and support she needs during pregnancy and childbirth.

Mommy's Health 

The Mothership's innovative approach to addressing preterm birth and morbidity marks a significant stride in maternal healthcare. By emphasizing natural approaches to health maintenance, such as promoting a healthy diet, incorporating yoga, and encouraging meditation, The Mothership recognizes the interconnectedness of physical and mental well-being during pregnancy.  This holistic approach acknowledges the importance of nurturing both the physical and mental aspects of maternal health, offering a comprehensive strategy to mitigate the risks associated with preterm birth.

Our Sponsors & partnerships

We love our sponsors, they help us make safe birth possible. 

Our community impact 2023

In 2023, our community outreach programs left a profound mark on the community by actively tackling issues related to preterm births and inadequate diets. We established robust networks within the community, offering valuable resources for mothers and infants.

As we invite you to explore these impressive statistics, we hope to convey the far-reaching and transformative impact that our community outreach programs had in 2023. Each number represents a story of improved health, enhanced well-being, and strengthened community bonds, reinforcing our belief in the power of collective action for the greater good.

Families who attended Mothership events
 in person and virtual.  


Babies that received resources from the mothership.


Birthing Mothers who found birth doula on the mothership website


Parents who utilized our resource bank


Girls Who participated in the motherships rites of passage


Parents who attended the motherships free classes