National Perinatal Task Force – A program component of Commonsense Childbirth Inc.
Your participation is critical. The National Perinatal Task Force (NPTF) is a community of people who have a heart for women and babies and are concerned about the persistent and worsening maternal child health outcomes in the USA. People who have heard the statistics, understand that the system is broken and want to make a practical difference in the health of mothers and babies. The NPTF is a grassroots movement that wants to start and grow Perinatal Safe Spots (PSS) in every ‘Materno-Toxic Area’ – areas where it is not safe or conducive to being pregnant or parenting young children. The NPTF is a place to share ideas about what’s working and what’s not. The NPTF is here to support YOU supporting women and families.
Jennie’s goal is to see that in every Materno-Toxic Area in the United States there is a Perinatal Safe Spot operating within a reasonable geographical radius, or accessible via our virtual or in-person networks to every person that needs support.
Materno-toxic areas, zones or environments are often in disenfranchised urban neighborhoods or low-resource rural areas where women and babies are particularly at risk of a poor birth outcome because it is not SAFE to be pregnant, breastfeeding or parenting in those areas. Additionally, we recognize that the toxicity of implicit and explicit biases, racism, classism and sexism is created wherever a pregnant woman of color may be, and as such the materno-toxic status is not always because of a specific geographic location, but may be equally unsafe.
“We can no longer stand by and claim that we can’t fix this mess. Let’s start the conversation, let’s lead the revolution, let’s DO something – NOW!” ~ Jennie Joseph
The NPTF is a program component of COMMONSENSE CHILDBIRTH INC. 59-3479821– a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation.