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Promoting Excellence in Perinatal Health Care

Our vision: To promote excellence in perinatal health care

About the Perinatal Foundation

Established in 1985, the Perinatal Foundation funds priorities to advance excellence in perinatal health care. We’re proud to support the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, and share the desire to improve the health of moms and birthing people, infants, and families in Wisconsin. We’re committed to supporting our dedicated perinatal professionals throughout their career. 


From Joharah

“Being a mother of a young child and pursuing these intense coursework, does require an immense amount of effort, time and energy. I got the support through the Myrtle Bahm Scholarship, without which probably my coming this far towards my education goal would not have been possible, due to financial restraints and demanding course work. I want to thank the perinatal Foundation for supporting parents like me for reaching our goals towards pursuing an education and making lives better for generations to come!”

From Tiffany, mama to Amir

“This scholarship means the world to me and Amir. We both love learning and this financial assistance definitely facilitates that! I honestly don’t know if I’d still be on this path if it weren’t for this help from the Foundation. Thank you so much!”

From Tim and Jill

“Thank you so much for the grant distributed to our family to subsidize the cost of childcare – it made a big difference to us and allows us to continue both our graduate studies and working at the same time. It also helps us to afford excellent care at the Children’s Nature Academy. Thank you!

Support for WAPC

The Perinatal Foundation is proud to support programs, events, and speakers that help further our mission to improve outcomes for birthing people and families.

Thomas A. Leonard Memorial Lecture

Thomas A. Leonard was the driving force behind the formation of the Perinatal Foundation and was a highly respected obstetrician and professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition to bringing awareness to innovative topics in perinatal healthcare, this lecture helps realize the Perinatal Foundation’s original mission of bringing education to more professionals and providers.