The only app where you can find prenatal, birthing, postpartum and pediatric reviews of care from other Black and brown women. The #1 “Yelp-like” platform for the pregnancy and new motherhood journey, made by and for people of color. Search doctor and hospital reviews from your community! Leave a review today to help inform and protect others!
WE'RE FIGHTING TO END RACISM IN MATERNITY CARE.
here’s how ...
Irth (as in Birth, but we dropped the B for bias) helps Black and brown women and birthing people have a more safe and empowered pregnancy and parenting experience by allowing you to see how other parents of color, just like you, experienced care at a doctor or hospital. Then we turn those collective experiences into meaningful data to push for change within health systems.
Join our fight to end racism and bias in maternity and infant care.
we are our sister’s keeper ...
birth with Your Community Joy Knowledge Irth
People are not being treated the same way at the same place. Black women have been paying the highest price. Irth helps change that!
Compelling research proves that implicit bias and racism has been directly linked to the unconscionably high Black maternal and infant mortality rates. Bias based on your race, class, gender identification, marital status or sexual orientation can impact the quality of care you receive. Until now, Black and brown parents and people from all marginalized groups had no way of seeing reviews of care from other people of color as a front-end tool for choosing an ob-gyn, birthing hospital or pediatrician. Now you can!
True Peer Reviews To Help Inform Your Doctor and Hospital Decisions
Transparency, Public Accountability + Data Is How We Push for Institutional Change
For too long, the medical system has operated without transparency or any public accountability, particularly to Black women who are disproportionately dying in hospital settings during and after childbirth. Our back-end database, turns your qualitative experiences into quantitative data to identify patterns and behaviors, as we leverage the collective power of Black and brown consumers to push for social change.
HELP US END RACISM & BIAS IN MATERNITY AND INFANT CARE!
We want to expand our work and capture reviews of care from Black women and birthing people who have given birth during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We need your support!
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love from our community
“This is HUGE! So much in store for Black motherhood!!!”
– Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA), Detroit
“I’m so grateful to be able to share my experiences so these families can birth how they should — with dignity and honor!”
– Lene, Queens
“Such an important app! So excited to see this launch!”
– Kamilah, Columbus
“Everyone deserves an empowered birth experience where they are honored and respected for who they are, not treated differently or inadequately because of who they are.”
My name is Kimberly Seals Allers. I’m an award-winning journalist turned speaker and advocate focused on advocating for equity in maternal and infant health.
Irth recently won big at the NY Health Challenge at Hofstra University with the 3rd place prize package of $14,500 AND the Community Impact Award of $5,000!!
Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Tara Health Foundation, a $200,000 grant from the California Healthcare Foundation and a $100,000 grant from the Grove Foundation, Irth has begun community-led review collection campaigns in several cities as well as started development of the digital platform.