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Healthy Moms for Healthy Babies is a local initiative aiming to reduce infant mortality by promoting pre- and postnatal care.  This program is made possible by funding provided through Bootheel Babies and Families, an initiative sponsored and supported by Missouri Foundation for Health.


Through this program, we work to meet three main objectives:


1. Provide support and education to encourage mothers to maintain and attend pre-and postnatal appointments.


2. Build relationships and connect resources through a Mother Mentoring Program. 


3. Reduce barriers to adequate maternal health by providing need-based incentives.

Benefits of enrolling in Healthy Moms for Healthy Babies include:

  • Access to a trained and experienced Mother Mentor, who provides support and helps to connect with appropriate resources

  • ​Transportation Assistance to and from pre- and postnatal appointments

  • Incentives for participating in beneficial activities for mom and baby, such as pack n' plays, car seats, diaper bags, and sleep sacks

  • Stork Cash that can be used for essential items like diapers, wipes, and more

  • ​Opportunities to connect and build healthy relationships with other new moms through events like Sip n' Sees and New Mom Cafes

  • Referrals to partner agencies, such as Parents as Teachers and WIC.

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For more information, contact Rachel Jaco, Family Health Coordinator.

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