Helping Hands: The Safe Birth Project

c. - Jessica AldermanMidwives for Peace is a grassroots group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives working together to ensure that childbirth is a joyous and safe experience for all women, despite the armed conflict that surrounds them. Midwives for Peace saves lives by providing critical pre-natal care and childbirth support to women in the West Bank.

Together, Israeli and Palestinian midwives attend workshops and training sessions, share their best practices and build understanding through a common belief that regardless of the conflict raging around them, mothers and newborns deserve to be safe.

By coming together across differences, Midwives for Peace is able to fulfill an urgent humanitarian need, promote reproductive rights and build peace.

You can help by donating urgently needed supplies!

These supplies will be used to create "Safe Birthing Kits.” Any of the items you can provide would be greatly appreciated. The kit includes:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Topical alcohol and alcohol prep pads
  • Obstetric gel
  • Scissors
  • Umbilical cord clamps
  • Syringe bulbs
  • Sterile cotton balls
  • Sterile medical masks
  • Sterile gauze
  • Sterile bed liners
  • Sterile Latex gloves
  • Sterile baby blankets and towels
  • Prenatal vitamins and supplements
  • Physio balls for comfortable delivery
  • Maternity care reading material and birthing books

How to Donate Supplies:

Mail or Drop-off your items to:

Attn: Helping Hands
121 West 27th Street Suite 301
New York, NY 10001