Category: Advocacy

Rep. Houlahan Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Bump Day

Representative Houlahan (D-PA) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing July 21st as Bump Day. She is joined in this effort by Representatives McCaul (R-TX), Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Herrera Beutler (R-WA). Bump Day is a global advocacy day for maternal health, and this resolution not only commemorates #BumpDay but also reaffirms the U.S. leadership to end preventable maternal […]

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

“Pregnancy and becoming a parent is challenging enough under any circumstances, but for military moms – spouses or active duty service members – serving far from family, friends and their network of support, it’s exponentially harder,” said Heidi Murkoff, founder of the What to Expect Project and author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. “That’s […]

New Bipartisan Senate Resolution Recognizes the Important Work of Doulas

A growing number of parents are recognizing the many benefits of having a doula by their side during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum — and now the U.S. Senate is doing the same.  Last week, a bipartisan resolution acknowledging the crucial work of doulas, passed through the Senate. The resolution, introduced by Senators Susan Collins and […]

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

“There is no better investment in our collective future than maternal health — delivering the respectful, responsive, comprehensive continuum of care every mom needs to deliver a healthy beginning and a healthier future for herself and the baby she loves. I’ve always said that doulas are the missing link in that care —a cost-effective, easily […]

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

“There is no better investment in our collective future than maternal health — delivering the respectful, responsive, comprehensive continuum of care every mom needs to deliver a healthy beginning and a healthier future for herself and the baby she loves. I’ve always said that doulas are the missing link in that care —a cost-effective, easily […]

Just in Time for Mother’s Day, Houlahan Introduces Military Moms Matter Act

On May 7th, 2021, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), chair of the Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus, introduced her Military Moms Matter Act of 2021. This historic, bipartisan legislation, alongside Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK), aims to protect and support servicewomen who have just given birth, particularly during the critical postpartum stage. “Pregnancy and becoming a […]