About Us

Who We Are

About Us

Who We Are

Our Vision

That all expectant people and families have a safe space, a "village" where they and their children can thrive and grow amongst a supportive and loving professional community that is culturally diverse, and which provides high-quality health care and tools to improve the quality of life for families.

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce adverse outcomes and isolation experienced by families during the prenatal, postpartum and early childhood years by increasing professional and paraprofessional health access, community support, and addressing systemic barriers.

Urban Baby Beginnings® is the leading non-profit providing community support services specifically for pregnant and parenting families in Virginia.

Our Why

Our Beliefs

Urban Baby Beginnings® believes that all women should be trusted to make choices that are best for them and that the right to live a flourishing healthy life is a basic human right.

All families should be honored, valued, and respected and the lack of access to the support needed to improve and maintain one's health detrimental to the health of the individual and the community. 

The importance of the family, generational ties, the protection of these ties, and culture should be a priority to help promote healthy communities.

Individuals deserve to have their experiences and memories honored and surrounding families with positive community support affect future generations.

Our Commitment to Community

Our community is for all families. While our services are available to those who qualify for no out-of-pocket cost, anyone is welcome to take advantage of our services—including prenatal yoga, childbirth and breastfeeding education, wellness practitioners and more. You can feel good knowing that your fees come right back to our program to directly support our work.

​Our guiding principle to “improve the lives of those we serve,” has been and will continue to be our promise to families who need us.

Our History

For over 27 years, Urban Baby Beginnings (UBB) has provided an environment that respects the inherent dignity and strength of families and celebrates their successes. We believe that through collaboration and strong community based support systems, that families will thrive.

UBB has numerous certifications and in 2018, UBB joined Health Connect One and the Perinatal Task Force establishing a "safe spot" for families free of judgment; creating a place where moms, family members, and the community can connect and feel supported. Through this partnership, a workforce innovation program to train perinatal health workers and community doulas who graduated from the community cares program was created.

Empowering expectant families to make healthy birth choices while addressing systemic issues that provide a barrier to individuals and communities who deserve high quality and compassionate care reduces the risks associated with preterm birth and adverse outcomes.

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