In the mid-1990s, a non-profit called Healthier Moms and Babies started in Allen County, Indiana. This organization educates pregnant women about the development of babies, what bodily experiences they will have while being pregnant and the signs of preterm labor. Healthier Moms and Babies offers group meetings, as well as home visitations.
Many people lack a surprising amount of knowledge and insight when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. The same is true of many pregnant women. A surprising amount of people don’t realize just how bad drinking a sugary iced tea or a can of soda is, especially when they pregnant. Healthier Moms and Babies provides knowledge and support to mothers so that they can live the healthiest lifestyles and have the healthiest babies.
In the state of Indiana, there are gaps in the healthcare system when it comes to the needs of pregnant mothers. Services for pregnant women are few and far between. To fill in these gaps, non-profits have popped up to help women.
Many hospitals in rural areas no longer provide services relating to labor delivery. Women who live in some areas have to travel relatively farther to find OB care. This is a problem because if a woman is having preterm labor and goes to a hospital that lacks a NICU, she may be given meds to keep contractions at bay, but she will have to be transported to another hospital. All of this takes time, and with every passing second the labor that her body is giving gets harder to reverse.