About Us

The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation is dedicated to empowering women, specifically in the area of childbirth and pregnancy. We are dedicated to saving the lives of those giving life to others. The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation is presently focusing on the issues of fully informed consent, the off-label use of drugs, and maternal mortality.

Tatia’s Story
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The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act (H.R. 1318) Passed the House!

After the tireless efforts of so many, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act (H.R. 1318) finally passed the House of Representatives on December 11. The Foundation is grateful to all the midwives, maternal health advocates, and policymakers that helped make this possible. But the work isn’t over yet, it still needs to pass Senate. Please urge your Senator to support this bill. Act now to protect our mothers.


Get the facts about drugs used during labor and delivery

Looking for information to help you prepare for a safe and healthy childbirth? Check out our Pregnancy Info and Resources section to find a collection of useful materials and resources, definitions of a few key terms we think you should know, and information about drugs used to induce labor that can be dangerous.



On April 26, 2017, the Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation submitted a Citizen Petition to the FDA requesting that they conduct a Sentinel Study on the use of Cytotec in labor induction and cervical ripening. For more information, visit our FDA Petitions page, or contact us at [email protected]


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