Last Updated on May 14, 2024

Who We Are

MoMMAs (Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Advocates) Voices ( is the first-ever maternal health patient advocates program bringing together real patient and family voices, made up of dozens of maternal health organizations who represent all types of maternal health conditions, as well as cross-cutting topics like maternal mental health, racial equity, healthcare delivery, and patient-provider partnership. We sit at the center of maternal health improvements, connecting and training patients with lived experiences, providers, quality improvement leaders, researchers, and policymakers to move forward improvements in maternal care. We are a program of the Preeclampsia Foundation.

Your Voice

You - patients and their families - are at the heart of what we do here at the Preeclampsia Foundation. As a patient-centered community, we work to help bring lived experiences to the providers and researchers creating change in the medical field.

Strength In Numbers

As recent national data from the Centers for Disease Control has shown, maternal deaths are on the rise here in the United States. Maternal complications of pregnancy have few dedicated charities like the Preeclampsia Foundation to represent the voices of women and their families who have been affected, but we knew that their combined voices could be mighty.

Enter MoMMA's Voices

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What was needed was a united voice of maternal health advocates - both organizations and individuals - who can tell those “lived experiences” to improve care and help other patients. The Preeclampsia Foundation established MoMMAs (Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Advocates) Voices in 2018 as the first-ever maternal-health patient-advocacy coalition to amplify the voices of those who have experienced pregnancy and childbirth complications or loss - especially those who have been historically marginalized - ensuring they are equipped and activated as partners with providers and researchers to improve maternal health outcomes. Our goal is to work with other partner organizations to address cross-cutting issues in maternal health, such as quality and consistency of healthcare delivery, patient-provider communications, racial disparities, inadequate research funding, and other major contributors to poor health equity and adverse outcomes in pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Get Involved

Your experience can make a difference and we are here to help you make it happen through THREE steps:

  • Get trained as a Certified Patient Family Partner and join our community at in-person and virtual training opportunities to share your lived lived experience effectively.

  • Be Matched with local, state, and national perinatal quality improvement initiatives working to improve healthcare for all moms and their babies. 

  • Advocate on a local and national level for programs that support healthy moms and healthy babies. 

Visit to learn more about adding your voice to change for patients like you!

Are you a healthcare provider or administrator looking for how to involve patient voices? Engage, empower, and save lives with MoMMAs Voices' unique Lived Experience Integration® training. Equipping health care providers, quality improvement leaders, and hospital administrators on how to connect directly with patients as partners is key! Our experienced team will help navigate past common barriers such as lack of experience or not knowing where to start, so that the lived experience can be integrated into any decision regarding maternal health. Unlock more meaningful solutions now!

Working with patients doesn’t always come naturally, but with this program you’ll learn how to empower patients and become a partner in the process.

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