New Mexico


A movement to alter New Mexico’s maternal health system for ALL people

New Mexico is at the center of a national maternal health movement to create equitable outcomes for infants and families. Black and Indigenous families are disproportionately impacted by disparate birth outcomes.

By centering families, cultural congruence, language equity, traditional ways, midwifery, doula and lactation support as essential systems of care; community based organizations are working collaboratively and tirelessly to improve outcomes. Watch the short film.

New Mexico’s Maternal Health Crisis

At A Glance

So, how did we let this happen?

“My dream is that when a person finds out that they’re pregnant, that they’re not afraid that they’re going to be mistreated by a system, that they’re not going to die in a hospital.”

Naja Druva

MMRC Co-Chair, Black Health New Mexico

The life-or-death fight

for New Mexican mothers or birthing parents and babies

From Gallup to the Nambe Pueblo to Albuquerque, dedicated maternal care communities work tirelessly to give every mother or birthing parent the best possible health care and every baby the best possible start in life.

“All people should have a good start. Our communities would be healthier, happier, we would all be in a better place.”

Monica Esparza

Executive Director, New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force

Thank you to the organizations and people sharing their stories

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