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Reimagining Birth

Reimagining Birth

Update: 2022-12-13


In our last episode, we return stateside to see how the Minneapolis-based Roots Community Birth Center is reimagining maternal care by prioritizing strong relationships and culturally centered care. We also learn about how midwives were once the go-to providers in American maternal care, but eventually became obsolete when doctors entered the picture. So what can we do to bring them back? And what would it take to open up a Roots in every state? 

Learn more about the Roots Community Birth Center here: 

Read about the Commonwealth Fund’s research on community-based maternal care models here: 

Uncared For is presented by the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit foundation making grants to promote an equitable, high-performing health care system. Learn more at

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Reimagining Birth

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