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Doula Technology Enhancement Project

Pettaway Pursuit Foundation's goal is to empower new mothers with education and support throughout the prenatal and postpartum period, to achieve healthy newborn outcomes through healthier and prolonged pregnancies. Our Doulas, otherwise known as women caregivers provide non-medical assistance before, during, and after child birth. A Doula also provides assistance to the expectant mother's partner and family. Our Doulas provide one on one nonjudgmental in home practical support, such as childbirth education, parenting skills, meal preparation, household organization, breastfeeding support and emotional support to ensure improved maternal and birth outcomes. Our Doulas are certified by the approving respective agencies. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) published data indicates that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a Doula.This technology grant will augment and enhance the continuum of complete service delivery between the Doula and the member.

Organization:
Pettaway Pursuit Foundation
Department:
Pettaway Pursuit Foundation
Organization Type:
Community Based
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Funding Amount: 
$5,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Population
African Americans
Hispanics/Latinos
Women