About Us

Mother Hood e. V. - Federal Parents' Initiative for the Protection of Mother and Child during Pregnancy, Childbirth and the First Year


Mother Hood e.V. is registered national charity organization founded in 2015 to protect MotherBaby during pregnancy, birth and during the first 1 year.


Mother Hood e.V. is advocating for safe maternity care: every woman needs to have access to be served by the same midwife at her service during pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period (1:1 continuity model of care).


We ask for maternity services that serve the women in there own specific needs:


  • Women must be free to choose their preferred pre-natal care provider, whether it be a midwife or a gynecologist or the choice of mixed pre-natal care.
  • Women must be free to choose where, with whom and how to birth their babies: at home, in a birth center, a midwife-led unit or a hospital at a reasonable distance.
  • Women must be able to have a midwife for the post-natal period.
  • All maternity care must be respectful.

All of these are theoretically covered by national laws, but the reality of women in Germany looks sadly different.

For further information, please contact Dr. Katharina Hartmann, k.hartmann(at)mother-hood.de .