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To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives.
Projects currently funded in the El Paso area include:
Comenzando Bien- is a prenatal education program geared to the lower income Hispanic women. The curriculum is used in clinics, teen parent service programs, and local agencies that are dedicated to educating women who do not have transportation, funds, physical capabilities to meet their healthcare provider much less attend any prenatal education classes. We are proud to announce two sites in El Paso have received grants from March of Dimes to implement this curriculum for 2009-2010. Yselta Independent School District Teen Resource Center and Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe will be joining on our Mission to help increase awareness and prenatal education within our community.
Storks Nest- is a prenatal incentive educational program geared towards lower pregnant women that is run by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The goal of Storks Nest is to increase educational preventative measures for pregnant women in order to decrease the risks of birth defects, premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. It open to the El Paso County area with hopes of bringing awareness of the importance of Prenatal Health to the entire community. Site Address: 8500 Dyer (Sunrise Shopping Center) 915-751-0808.
Centering Pregnancy Program- alters routine prenatal care by bringing women out of exam rooms and into groups for their care. Women have their initial intake into their obstetric care in the usual manner with history and physical examination occurring within the office/clinic space. Then they are invited to join with 8-12 other women/ couples/ teens with similar due dates in meeting together regularly during their pregnancy. The groups form between 12 and 16 weeks of pregnancy and continue through the early postpartum period meeting every month for the first four months and the bi-weekly.
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