There are many organizations whose purpose is to make pregnancy, birth and parenting healthier, safer and a more rewarding experience. They are usually struggling to make ends meet. Through contributions from people who support their causes they are able to continue to do their work. Here are some of the organizations that are currently out there and accepting donations. Many of these are tax deductible.
These are also great places to make donations in honor of midwives, OBs, doulas and childbirth educators who have helped you during your birth.
Best for Babes is dedicated to helping women beat the "booby traps" associated with breastfeeding. To help this organization you can donate money, shop their web store, you can run their ads pro bono on your site, and several other options, including a House Party! Their mission: "To help moms beat the booby traps™ -the cultural & institutional barriers that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals. To inspire, prepare & empower™ moms. To give breastfeeding a makeover and give moms the solutions they need to make it work and feel fabulous!"
The March of Dimes is a 501(c)3, non profit organization. They have various ways in which they help support families. They raise money for research, they fund NICUs, and many other things. They work on many aspects of keeping babies healthy, including a large emphasis on preventing preterm birth. In addition to giving, there are local volunteer opportunities and fund raising functions like the March for Babies, etc.
This organization has a kit to help midwives in impovrished countries ensure safe births by providing them with basic medical supplies that we take for granted. "For $5, you can help provide one midwife with the kit she needs to perform a safe, normal delivery. Every minute, a woman dies due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Without the proper equipment, midwives cannot adequately handle the problems that can arise during and shortly after delivery."