Moms2B is helping expectant moms have healthy babies
Moms2B is an innovative, community-based pregnancy program for low-income women established by The Ohio State University in 2010. Moms2B is designed to:
- Improve the health status of at-risk communities
- Empower pregnant women to deliver full-term, healthy babies
- Reduce the number of low birthweight infants
- Reduce infant mortality
- Eliminate racial and economic disparities
Learn how to have a healthy baby and pregnancy, talk with health care professionals, share a meal and make new friends at a Prenatal Education Session. Sessions are held every week, and we provide transportation assistance, free supervised playtime and incentives for attendance.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, the leading cause of infant death in Ohio is preterm birth (30%) followed by birth defects (19%) and sleep-related deaths (<14%). Current data states that the state of Ohio ranks 39th in the country for infant mortality! Moms2B is here to help women at high risk for infant mortality learn tools that will enable them to make healthier choices and deliver healthy, full-term infants. Learn more statistics and understanding the need for prenatal care.
Prenatal Educational Sessions
Moms2B provides weekly education and support sessions to promote healthy lifestyle choices and link moms with support services. Our education topics focus on: breastfeeding, child development, family planning, goal setting, labor and delivery, maternal-infant health, positive parenting, reproductive health, safe sleep and more!
Kroger Community Rewards Program
In addition to Moms2B being FREE to attend, our “bonus features” include a $5 Kroger gift card for attendance, transportation assistance, on-site free supervised playtime and a hot, healthy meal. We also spend a lot of time connecting our moms to other Columbus-based programs for assistance. Moms2B is a proud member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Enroll today and help Moms2B support Columbus-area mothers overcome social determinants of health and raise healthy, happy babies!
Dads2B offers prenatal educational sessions to dads educating them on maternal, positive family structure and infant health. We provide dads resources to doctors, nurses, dietitians, lactation specialists and social workers. Our dads are provided a mentor for a year after the birth of their baby who will assist them with overcoming obstacles that will help lead our dads to successful outcomes. While our program specifically relates to expectant dads, we also have designed our program to include expectant moms as well. Their involvement helps to bring the importance of a positive family structure, full circle.
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