Who We Are

Our vision is to promote excellence in perinatal health care of women, babies, and families.

We believe:
Every mother
has a right to a safe and enjoyable pregnancy.
Every baby should have the privilege of being born healthy and wanted.
Every family is entitled to develop to its fullest potential within our evolving society.

The Perinatal Foundation was established in 1985 as a way to fund priorities that support excellence in perinatal health care. We’re proud to support organizations like Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, that share our desire to better the lives of moms, babies, and families in Wisconsin. We’re also committed to making sure those dedicated to the cause are supported, through initiatives like our Myrtle Bahm Leonard scholarship that covers the cost of childcare for students in the perinatal field and our Thomas A. Leonard Memorial Lecture that brings perinatal experts and cutting edge topics to professionals and providers in the field.

The Perinatal Foundation’s work is rooted in the belief that every mother, baby, and family in Wisconsin deserves the best in perinatal care. We work to achieve this by creating spaces of collaboration among professionals and providers across the perinatal spectrum. We believe that sharing our knowledge, experiences, and challenges makes us stronger and better equipped to care for families across our state.