Siouxland Community Health Center's Prenatal Program received a big donation
The Siouxland Community Health Center's Prenatal Care Program has received a generous donation thanks to two organizations.
Amerigroup Foundation and March of Dimes gave a 10-thousand-dollar grant to "Centering-Pregnancy", a program that improves the quality of care for pregnant women in their pre -natal and post-natal stages. Centering Pregnancy also provides education, peer support and access to health assessments for new moms.
"I've benefitted from the Centering Pregnancy Program with Nathan.It taught me a lot as a first time mom, gave me some good experience and the people who helped were really awesome," said Tiffany McCarn, a new mom.
"Very supportive group and you got to meet with other moms that were all due around the same time as you," said Sarah McCarn, a new mom.
"It's going to help lots of new moms and they're going to learn new stuff," said Jazmin Alfaro, a new mom.
"Well at AmeriGroup and the Amerigroup Foundation, we're just thrilled to be apart of this," said Stephanie Perry, AmeriGroup Foundation.
"Pretty much we're going for the Center Pregnancy and educating our staff and also helping out with future centering moms," said Mary Paeper, prenatal services manager.
"We are so excited to be here today to actually meet some of the moms who participated. CenteringPregnancy is a wonderful, prenatal education and prenatal care service," said Mary Larsen, March of Dimes.
The grant is also expected to help mothers gain access to care and experience improved birth outcomes.