The women and families of South Florida want leadership in the hospital in support of family-friendly, women-friendly, minimal intervention, midwifery model care. Â The ten steps of the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative, as outlined by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS, www.motherfriendly.org), promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based, mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs. BirthGirlz, Inc. presents this petition on behalf of the women, mothers and families who have expressed broad based support and consumer demand for this initiative. We look forward to forming a partnership with Jackson South Community Hospital to establish the first designated mother-friendly hospital in South Florida.