Every day, more than 800 women and birthing people and 7,000 babies die around the time of childbirth worldwide, while thousands more suffer life-threatening and lifelong complications. These complications are exacerbated by poor experiences for women and birthing people around the world with more than one-third experiencing disrespect and abuse during childbirth. 60-80% of global neonatal deaths occur among low birthweight infants.
For nearly a decade, Ariadne Labs has been focused on improving the experience of childbirth and the first year of life by engaging communities, improving the provider-patient experience, and developing provider-level initiatives to improve health systems around the world, but especially for the most vulnerable.
* Ariadne Labs uses the phrase “women and birthing people” to be inclusive and affirming across gender identities as well as people who give birth and choose not to parent.