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 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® believes that all women should be trusted to make choices that are best for them
The lack of access to the support needed to improve and maintain one's health is detrimental to the health of the community
Honoring culture and its influence is paramount to addressing health and wellness
Community-led solutions are necessary for true community transformation
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.
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.