Push for Empowered Pregnancy Inc

#UnitedWePush For Families, For Babies, For Change.

aka PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy   |   Katonah, NY   |  www.pushpregnancy.org

Mission

We're on a mission to end preventable stillbirth, and we're not taking no for an answer. Our aim is to cut the US stillbirth rate by 20% by the end of 2030, in half by 2050, and in time, eradicate all preventable stillbirths. #UnitedWePush - read more about our Mission, Vision & Values at www.pushpregnancy.org/mission

Ruling year info

2021

Executive Director

Samantha Banerjee

Main address

34 Quicks Ln

Katonah, NY 10536 USA

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EIN

86-3112675

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

65 babies are dying in the second half of pregnancy every single day in the US. Many of them are otherwise healthy, and all of them deeply loved. This is unacceptable and it's beyond time for change. PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy exists for one reason, and one reason alone: to kickstart the pace of change in the US using big, bold, innovative action to save as many babies' lives as possible, as quickly as possible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Awareness & Empowered Pregnancy

Targeted programs to raise awareness of stillbirth risk and empower pregnant people and their families with the information and tools they need to advocate for themselves and their babies.

The goal is big, bold action on a national scale to reach expectant families before they experience a pregnancy loss, particularly those in marginalized groups (e.g., BIPOC & LGBTQ+ families) who are traditionally at significantly higher risk of suffering a stillbirth.

Examples include: #StillCounts national awareness campaign through digital/traditional/social media, legislative advocacy and organizing public rallies/marches, strategic PR outreach, family education programs, community partner outreach, and more.

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Families
Parents
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people

Targeted outreach to medical professionals in fetal/maternal healthcare to empower them with tools and resources to educate patients about stillbirth prevention and help medical providers to safely see more babies through pregnancy and birth.

We prioritize partnering with high-level medical associations/influencers and government oversight organizations to promote rapid and far-reaching change. We utilize evidence-based tools and the latest research to combat misconceptions about stillbirth prevention within the medical community, and when confronted with roadblocks, we aim to find creative solutions and use innovation to continue driving progress.

Examples include: facilitating the creation of Rainbow Clinics (specialized pregnancy-after-loss prenatal care), promoting large-scale pilot programs to bring proven stillbirth prevention methods from other countries to the US, equipping clinicians with the latest research and connecting them with stillbirth researchers to improve the way they practice medicine, promoting/funding emerging research and innovative tools, and more.

Population(s) Served
Health
Researchers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

International Stillbirth Alliance Member 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Parents, Pregnant people, Young adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Awareness & Empowered Pregnancy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes reach of stillbirth awareness/prevention education and tools through programs, events, website, and social media. Fiscal Year runs 7/1 to 6/30; organization launched 5/1/21.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is simple: to cut the US stillbirth rate by 20% by 2030, in half by 2050, and in time, eradicate all preventable stillbirths.

We are targeting our efforts in two areas: top-down change of the medical system (through outreach to industry orgs that create the standard of care and funding large-scale research) and bottom-up change by reaching expectant families directly (and empowering them with evidence-based resources to help them advocate for themselves and their babies during pregnancy).

We have a large network including hundreds of families across the US with varying skills, expertise, and connections. Our all-volunteer force has passion in spades - we are all bereaved parents, and our work with PUSH is how we express our limitless love for our children who have died. Is there a limit to what you would do for your child? There isn’t for us, either; and the fact that our children are no longer alive - in many cases due to completely avoidable causes - means that fire is burning even hotter. We are not going to give up, whatever it takes.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve all families embarking on the journey of parenthood, regardless of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, weight, physical or mental ability, or marital status. Our particular focus is on pregnant-capable and birthing people, but we recognize that families come in all forms, and we support the rights of all families to be empowered with the information and tools they need to give parents and babies the best possible chance of making it home safe together.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, Email us anytime at [email protected],

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our original slogan was "#UnitedWePush For Mothers, For Babies, For Change" but after hearing feedback from our volunteers through team discussions and from our followers on social media, we decided to change it to "#UnitedWePush For Families, For Babies, For Change" in order to be more inclusive of fathers/partners, trans/non-binary pregnant-capable people, and other families/parents that do not fit the traditional "mold" but whom deserve the same comprehensive support as any others.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our entire organization was founded as a reaction to the families we serve (including our volunteers) not feeling represented by existing organizations in the fetal/maternal health space. Listening to families, respecting their experiences, and putting their rights to feel valued and heard first is a founding principle of our organization, and woven throughout everything we do.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Push for Empowered Pregnancy Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Samantha Banerjee

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability