Healthy pregnancies. Safe deliveries. Healthy babies. Healthy futures.

We focus on ensuring that moms survive one of life’s most challenging experiences, as well as ensuring that they thrive – during pregnancy, during childbirth, and for a lifetime.


in the u.s.

2 of 3

Pregnancy-related deaths are preventable.

(Source for preceding data: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)



Women die each day from pregnancy-related causes.


1 in 5

Births happen without a skilled birth attendant.

(Source: World Health Organization)

Take action on the topic you care about most

  1. Select one of the topics for a sample email you can use.
  2. Look up your local representatives here.
  3. Paste the sample email in the representative’s contact form. Fill out the necessary information and send your email.
Helping MOMS Act
Constituent request in support of the Helping MOMS Act – to increase access to lifesaving saving postpartum care.
Dear (Representative X),%0D %0D As a constituent and someone who cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of pregnant and new moms and the babies they love, I am writing to urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 3345, the Helping MOMS Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Robin Kelly and Jamie Herrera Beutler. This legislation builds on the foundation of the American Rescue Plan by providing states with the option to permanently extend Medicaid coverage through the entire postpartum period of one year, a proven strategy for reducing preventable maternal deaths and long-term complications. %0D %0D Currently, most states only provide Medicaid coverage for 60 days immediately following childbirth. However, many new moms experience one or more health complication within a year of giving birth. Notably, nearly one-third of complications that lead to maternal death occur after 6 weeks – which is when many moms receive the last doctor’s appointment they will have until they become pregnant again. More moms need to be covered, and all moms need to stay covered – for at least one year postpartum. With more than half of new moms covered by Medicaid, the Helping MOMS Act could significantly improve these health outcomes. It will also lower healthcare costs by reducing long-term, sometimes life-long care for serious complications of pregnancy and childbirth that go undiagnosed and untreated. Plus, I’m sure you agree: Healthy moms and babies…priceless. %0D %0D It is for these reasons that I urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 3345. To co-sponsor this legislation, please contact Anita Burgos in Representative Robin Kelly’s office at and Adriianna Lagorio in Representative Herrera Beutler’s office at %0D Thank you for your consideration of my request, on behalf of moms everywhere.%0D Sincerely,%0D %0D (Your first and last name)
Reach Every Mother and Child Act
Constituent request in support of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act – to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths globally.
Dear (Senator X),%0D %0D As a constituent and someone who cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of moms around the world and the babies they love, as I know you do, I am writing to urge you to co-sponsor S.1451, the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Susan Collins and Chris Coons to strengthen the United States’ efforts to end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns, and young children in the developing world by 2030.%0D %0D As you may know, nearly 300,000 women die annually from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, a significant proportion of deaths for children under age five occur in the first 28 days of birth, with newborns accounting for nearly 50 percent of all under-five deaths. Every one of those babies lost could be our own, every one of their moms could be our sister, our daughter, our friend, our partner. %0D %0D The Reach Every Mother and Child Act would implement evidence-based interventions to help moms have healthier pregnancies, safer births, and healthier babies with healthier futures. This legislation would establish a vital collaborative effort between the U.S. and community members overseas to implement life-saving strategies. %0D %0D Specifically, the proposal aims to help reach more at-risk mothers and children by: a) implementing a strategy focused on bringing to scale the highest impact, evidence-based interventions, with a focus on country and community ownership; b) establishing a Maternal and Child Survival Coordinator at USAID who would focus on implementing the strategy and verifying that the most effective interventions are scaled up in target countries; c) improving government efficiency across several agencies that would collaborate with the Coordinator to identify and promote the most effective interventions to end preventable maternal and child deaths globally; d) promoting transparency and greater accountability; and e) requiring detailed public reporting on progress toward implementing the strategy. %0D %0D These are just some of the reasons why I urge you to co-sponsor S.1451. To co-sponsor this legislation, please contact Mike Wakefield in Senator Collins’ office at and Carter Thompson in Senator Coons’ office at %0D %0D Thank you for your consideration of my request, made on behalf of all moms around the world.%0D %0D Sincerely,%0D %0D (Your first and last name)

Whole-mom, Whole-family, Whole-community

Our initiatives and approach supports the world’s most vulnerable moms before, during, after pregnancy, and beyond.

Partnered with the USO on Special Delivery, a program that hosts baby showers for military moms-to-be and new moms stationed around the world.
Baby Basics helps put everyone “on the same page”—from physician and staff, to patient and families—and strengthens the delivery of prenatal care, education, and support to vulnerable populations.
Follows WTEP’s mission to educate and empower moms in need around the world.
WTEP advocates for increased U.S. and global resources, advances sound public policy proposals to help the most vulnerable moms, and works to advance evidence-based health information to support, educate, and empower moms in need everywhere.
#BumpDay is a day to raise awareness so that every mom gets the help she needs to deliver a healthy baby.
Every mom wants the best for herself and for her family. How can you help make that goal a reality? #MomTheVote.

WTEP and USO Special Delivery Baby Shower

Play her story

Motherhood is the ultimate Sisterhood – and all moms need and deserve our support.

Heidi Murkoff, Founder

Together we can do extraordinary things

News & Press

Author Heidi Murkoff Celebrates Motherhood with National Bump Day

Senate Passes Collins, Durbin Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Important Work Of Doulas

Heidi Murkoff and the What to Expect Project Work with Senators to Break Down Barriers to Mental Healthcare for Military Moms

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know – John Hopkins Medicine
News & Press

New Bipartisan Senate Resolution Recognizes the Important Work of Doulas
News & Press

Join the Hump Day, Bump Day Virtual Baby Shower