Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Birthing Project

A recent article on CNN provides readers with information on Birthing Project USA. The founder of the nonprofit organization, Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, noted that while she was working as the public health administrator for the state of California, she learned that it cost about $300,000 to stabilize a sick baby for the first 90 days compared to $2,000 to ensure care for expectant mothers that would help with a healthy pregnancy and proper delivery.

Since the start of the project, the program has helped with more than 12,000 babies in 94 community chapters in the U.S. At-risk pregnant women are paired up with more experience women who have further education and a more stable income. This partnership helps improve birthing outcomes as both work to ensure that the mother-to-be is engaging in healthy behaviors and attending prenatal appointments.

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