"The body, impotent to maladies; thirsts
for harmonies of cure by gentle ways and artful
skills to dignify countless souls' infirmed and
helpless wills . . ."


Maternl concerns the human dimension of healthcare and shares age-old empathies and lessons to enhance healing in today's complex healthcare environment. Maternl is mission-driven to address the unmet needs for all in need of comfort, healing and solace, in particular, mothers and families who have experienced infertility, miscarriages, stillbirths and neonatal deaths.

Maternl is an instrument to advocate, heal and comfort and share by addressing maternal, newborn and child health needs and access to care through a unique and original portfolio of poems, pre-natal tools, thoughts, a caring community for pregnancy and pregnancy loss and a personal / public forum ( Ephemeris Project ) for health professionals-primarily health professional students-to share thoughts on the human aspects of caring.

Maternl acknowledges that there remains inexorable suffering which accompanies tribulations not only from inevitable limits of new medical technologies but from pervasive disparities which exist to deny all to have access to and to be recipient of one standard of care; disparities defined by the social determinants of health, limited or no access to care, unconscious bias, lack of advocacy and "avoidance and dismissal rather than involvement and immersion".

Michael R Berman MD MBI FACOG
Founder and President

October 03, 2023

The signature image above is symbolic of Hygeia, the mythological Greek goddess of health and healing and represents the original and unique programs of Hygeia Health Systems, LLC.

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