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THE CHICAGO SOUTH SIDE BIRTH CENTER WILL HELP ADDRESS INEQUITIES IN BIRTH OUTCOMES BY PROVIDING CULTURALLY CENTERED MIDWIFERY CARE ALONGSIDE FAMILIES AND WITHIN THE COMMUNITY TO PROMOTE WELLNESS AND ABUNDANCE IN WHOLE HEALTH. 

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WHO WE ARE

Chicago South Side Birth Center is a non-profit startup that will be an independent, Black midwife-led Birth Center located on the South Side of Chicago.


We will comprise a team of highly qualified professionals that include the midwives, nurses, a physician collaborator, pediatrics, nutrition, social work, along with childbirth and parenting doulas and educators.

Pregnancy

“As a midwife, my birth work and advocacy strive to create safe healing spaces that improve outcomes for birthing people who are particularly vulnerable to racialized obstetric harm and trauma. I see the Chicago South Side Birth Center as being that space."

Jeanine, Lead Steward

OUR JOURNEY

Chicago South Side Birth Center hopes that you will join us through our journey as we develop. Chicago South Side Birth Center is a non-profit startup that will be an independent, Black midwife-led, not-for-profit Birth Center located on the South Side of Chicago.

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FINDING A HOME

We are currently raising money to fund the purchase of our building as well as its future remodel. We aim to offer a low risk option for birth and mixed risk option for reproductive health care for people in their own neighborhood and community.

We hope to be an answer to the lack of care options currently available on the Southside as well as a solution to the disparate maternal and child health rates among Black birthing people and children on the South Side. 

MORE ABOUT THE VISION

Make Chicago South Side Birth Center a Reality! Donate today!
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Chicago South Side Birth Center

Make Chicago South Side Birth Center a Reality! Donate today!

To donate visit: gofundme.com/f/chicago-south-side-birth-center Hello! I am Jeanine Valrie Logan and I'm a Certified Nurse Midwife, author, mom, and wife. I've spent most of my professional career as a birth worker, breastfeeding advocate, and being vocal about birth justice and the disparate birth outcomes that disproportionately affect Black birthing people and our families. Over the last year, I have been working alongside some AMAZING birth justice warriors, legislators, and out of hospital advocates to bring attention to the lack of access to care on the South Side and strong support of the development of Chicago South Side Birth Center. This past year, we have made huge strides in changing the law to expand birth center options specifically in areas where the maternal and child health outcomes are 2-4 times worse than the state. With several OB units closed, South Side families have limited options for birth both in and out of hospital. Establishing a birth center on the South Side would be a viable, right now solution to the long term, larger systemic issue of lack of access to quality health care and perinatal health. Chicago South Side Birth Center will be a midwife led, nonprofit birth center located on Chicago's South Side. It is our vision to provide concordant, culturally-safe, evidence-based midwifery care alongside families and within community. It is our mission to improve outcomes, promote wellness, and overall abundance in whole health. Lastly, it is our active goal to improve outcomes and wellness for birthing people, babies, and families on the South Side. Let's move our community options from a place of lack to a place of DESERVING ABUNDANCE! Thank you all! -Jeanine What will your donations be used for? To make Chicago South Side Birth Center a reality, we need funds for the following for start-up capital and costs for the first year. This includes (but not limited to): -Building acquisition (estimated cost up to $400,000) -Renovation and build-out (estimated cost $1,400,000) -Architect fees (estimated cost $85,000) -Birth Center supplies and furniture ($300,000) -Birth Center license application, accreditation, & associated fees (estimated costs $30,000) -Lawyer and consulting fees (estimated $60,000) We can to it if we do it together! Be one of our 10,000 friends by donating $200. Any donation at any monetary level is truly a gift and appreciated. Please share, donate, and thank you for your support! More about Chicago South Side Birth Center: Mission: To provide concordant, culturally safe, evidence-based midwifery care alongside families and within community to improve outcomes, promote wellness, and abundance in whole health. Vision: -Nonprofit, midwife-led, Birth Center on the Southside of Chicago -Offer a low-risk option for birth people in their own neighborhood and community -Provide concordant, culturally based, evidence-based midwifery care to families in the community -Community-based Maternal and Women’s Healthcare services in one building *Chicago South Side Birth Center 501c3 status is currently pending. Once approved, letters for tax exemption will be sent to all donors. Got questions? Email us at chicagosouthsidebirthcenter@gmail.com. Visit www.chicagosouthsidebirthcenter.com.

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