Shortly after the Haitian earthquake in 2012, I became involved in Midwives for Haiti, a non-profit organization that seeks to provide prenatal and skilled birth support for all Haitian women.  At the time, several midwives I work with from Arizona and Utah travelled to Haiti, living in tents, providing compassionate midwifery care and training.  The crisis brought to our attention that even in the best of times, 75% of pregnant women in Haiti had no access to skilled pregnancy or birth care.  And now, even though the most immediate crisis is behind us, Haiti remains the most dangerous place in the western hemisphere to be pregnant and deliver a baby, so our ongoing mission is to train and fund the salaries of dozens of new skilled birth assistants each year.