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Your Contribution Supports the Creation of Healthy Family Units & Builds Community

Journey with us over the next year as we make time and create space to celebrate the past, present and future of Blossom Birth Services. Blossom will celebrate its 20th Birth-day of serving the Bay Area and providing new and expectant families with services, resources and support for a healthy, informed and confident pregnancy and parenting journey.

We have been blessed by so many donors who have helped provide Blossom with a physical community space in which the staff and instructors tackle the growing maternal healthcare crisis in the United States. Every part of the family unit (fetus, infant, partner, support persons) is effected by the perinatal woman's health, a period that can be the most dangerous time of her entire lifespan. One in which she faces a:

  • One in 800 risk of death during pregnancy and up through the first year of her child's life.
  • An approximately 1 in 3 chance her child is born via cesarean section even though the World Health Organization recommends a rate of 15% or less for cesarean births.
  • Consistently rising maternal mortality rate. The United States is the only industrialized country in the world affected in this manner.
  • 15 to 20% chance of experiencing (during or after the birth of a child) more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety.
  • High likelihood of a traumatic childbirth experience. TCE occurs in as many as 25 to 34% of all births and approximately one-third of those effected may go on to develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Keeping our doors open for all is a core value at Blossom and we believe a physical space is necessary to provide a:

  • "Villageā€¦a safe place to learn, share, be heard, and participate." - Anna Hurty (Blossom Founder)
  • Facility where you will have access to factual, unbiased information so that you are empowered to make the decisions you believe in as you journey into parenting.
  • Community where all ideas are validated, all "styles" welcomed, and all kinds of family structures cherished.
  • Place where underserved communities can access all that Blossom has to offer.

Partner with us to support new and expectant families with your donation of $20 or more per month today? You can help save a life. "If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do." - Ghandi

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