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.

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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 Christina Nixon, Community Health Coordinator.