Maternity Care Coalition Invited to Speak at Philadelphia’s B.PHL Innovation Fest
Last month, representatives from Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) had the opportunity to speak at Philadelphia’s annual B.PHL innovation fest. The event is a three day festival that looks to elevate the city of Philadelphia by highlighting the progressive, innovational organizations, people, and ideas within the community through engaging talks, interactive exhibits, exciting workshops and more.
Maternity Care Coalition selected as one of five organizations to compete for $20,000 in Aetna’s Voices of Health Competition
This year, Maternity Care Coalition has been selected as one of five organizations to compete for $20,000 in Aetna’s Voices of Health Competition. We’re elated to be finalists, as we strive to continuously be celebrated as a powerful, positive voice of change within our community.
The 2019 Global Big Latch On with Maternity Care Coalition Building Community Support, One Latch At A Time
On August 2nd, we were extremely honored to host the 5th annual Philadelphia-based Global Latch event during World Breastfeeding Week.
Pregnant and Parenting from Jail: Part 3
Part 3 of this series, centered around MOMobile at Riverside, focuses on the need for more research of incarcerated mothers.
Pregnant and Parenting from Jail: Part 2
Part 2 of this series, centered around MOMobile at Riverside, focuses on breastfeeding and how incarceration impacts a mother's ability to do so.
Board President’s Perspective
MCC's Board President, Liza Seltzer, pens an impactful response to current policies for and against families. Inspiration for the post came from a Summer 2018 family trip where she saw the infamous J35 orca whale pod and the deceased newborn calf being pushed by its Mother.
RECAP: Global Big Latch On with MCC
On August 3, 4 and 5 2018, almost 60,000 people around the world took part in the Global Big Latch On, demonstrating their support for breastfeeding.
Volunteer Appreciation Week 2018
Volunteer turned full-time staff member, Abby Dolan, shares her experience volunteering at MCC in celebration of Volunteer Appreciation Week 2018.
RECAP: 2018 Spring Policy Forum
MCC hosted its bi-annual policy forum titled "Shaping Policy for Working Mothers and their Families." Learn more about the event.
More U.S. women are dying in childbirth: What can be done?
More women becoming pregnant in the U.S. are already sick with serious chronic conditions. This is one of the reasons why, in the last 20 years, the number of women dying from complications related to childbirth has more than doubled in this country, while maternal mortality is actually decreasing in developing countries.