Contact Media Relations 614-293-3737

February 9, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY


COLUMBUS, Ohio – In an effort to reduce racial disparities and infant mortality, Moms2B is an ongoing community-based program in central Ohio, which empowers pregnant women in high-risk neighborhoods to deliver healthy babies.


Reporters and videographers are invited to attend the open house from 10 a.m. to noon at Moms2B Linden on Feb. 13 at New Salem Baptist Church, 2956 Cleveland Ave.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

For more information call 614-292-1605, or go to: wexnermedical.osu.edu/Moms2B.

Moms2B sessions focus on nutrition, pregnancy and parenting education-individual reviews of social factors influencing health and connecting women to necessary services. The curriculum covers mental health, pregnancy, reproductive health, parenting and infant safety topics and interventions.

During group sessions, supervision is provided for children. Volunteer physical therapists conduct sessions with the infants, and child development students plan activities for toddlers and older children attending with their mothers. Before the end of each session, a healthy meal is offered and served to all.

Dr. Patricia Gabbe, a professor of pediatrics and an infant mortality researcher at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, said Moms2B programming has expanded to four locations and there have been decreases in smoking and preterm births.

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Contact: Sherri Kirk, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or Sherri.Kirk@osumc.edu.