Maternity Care Coalition

Maternity Care Coalition

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"After release, they continue to work with mothers and children, including Robinson. “I wish a lot of places could have this MOMobile program. I knew nothing before this,” Robinson said at the Eastern State event. “[Jail] was one of the worst experiences of my life … There were times when I didn’t want to have a baby in jail. My goal for now is to make a career, have a career for me and my baby.”
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Strengthening families, inspiring change.

Founded in 1980, we are a regional nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, young children, and their families. Using a comprehensive approach that combines services to families, public policy, and research we have touched more than 100,000 families across Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Since 1980, Maternity Care Coalition has assisted more than 100,000 families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, focusing particularly on neighborhoods with high rates of poverty, infant mortality, health disparities, and changing immigration patterns. We know a family’s needs change as they go through the pregnancy and their child’s first years and we offer a range of services and programs for every step along the way.

Mission: The mission of Maternity Care Coalition is to improve maternal and child health and wellbeing through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities. Supporting MCC: To learn more about how to get involved with us, visit www.maternitycarecoalition.org

Thank you! Together we raised a record-breaking $160,000 at this year's Celebrating Mothers Brunch!

Thank You to everyone who helped make this event possible including all of our sponsors: Strengthening Families Sponsor, Penn Medicine Ballroom Sponsors; Comcast NBCUniversal, Einstein Healthcare Network, KPInterface, Liza & Jonathan Seltzer, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Stacey & Leo Helmers, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, WIRB-Copernicus Group, and our Cultivator Sponsors; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Carolyn Smith, Health Partners Plans, Wells Fargo

This morning we hosted our Celebrating Mothers Brunch at The Bellevue Hotel! Thank you to everyone who showed support by bidding and donating. Our online auction will be open until 1pm on Sunday, check out all the items available at bit.ly/MCCBrunch2020

Placing your baby on their back to sleep is important, but while they’re awake and alert, you should give them some tummy time. Tummy time is important for developing strong neck muscles. Try placing a toy in front of your little one to make tummy time fun and interactive. Babies should always be supervised during tummy time and placed on a solid surface such as a blanket on the floor.

Only 5 days until our Celebrating Mothers Brunch! There’s still time to get your ticket to join us at the Bellevue Hotel on Saturday, February 29th at 9am. All proceeds from the event help continue to provide supportive services and education to over 5,000 pregnant women, caretakers and children a year!
Get your tickets here: bit.ly/MCC2020Brunch

Next Saturday is the big day - our Celebrating Mothers Brunch! Have you gotten your ticket to this fabulous event yet? We’ll be serving mimosas, delectable brunch dishes, and have an amazing silent auction. There are still a few spots left, reserve your seat now - bit.ly/MCC2020Brunch

There are so many myths flying around about breastfeeding, it can be hard to know what is true and what is false. Here are 7 myths debunked. If you ever have a question or would like more info on breastfeeding, you can call 215-725-8030.
https://www.ksl.com/article/46708044/7-breastfeeding-myths-you-shouldnt-believe

Car seat safety is extremely important for all children, not just babies. We urge parents to check your little one’s car seat frequently to make sure they’re still installed properly.
https://www.parents.com/baby/safety/car/car-seat-safety-check-8-common-mistakes-you-must-avoid/

Today, we will be recognizing Caroline Still Anderson, a pioneering physician in Philadelphia to the African-American community and one of the first Black women to become a physician in the United States. Caroline served as consultant and resident physician in many of Philadelphia's hospitals and established her own successful private practice. #CityofSisterlyLove #BlackHistoryMonth #WCW

Looking forward to the weekend but not sure what to do with your kiddos? Here are the 23 best things to do with kids in Philadelphia!
https://philly.curbed.com/maps/things-to-do-philadelphia-kids

Your support goes beyond the brunch. Every dollar raised at Celebrating Mothers Brunch helps MCC provide crucial support services and education to thousands of mothers, caretakers, and children each year! Will you join us on February 29? http://bit.ly/MCC2020Brunch

Playing games with your toddler is a great way to boost motor and listening skills while also having fun. Check out these 10 games perfect for children between the ages of 1 and 3 years old.
https://www.todaysparent.com/toddler/toddler-development/fun-games-to-play-with-toddlers/

Did you hear about the nurse-in at Chick-fil-A last week? A Georgia mom was asked to “cover-up” as she was nursing her baby at the restaurant. After sharing what happened with other moms on social media, they banned together and held a nurse-in attended by nearly 50 families!
https://www.today.com/food/georgia-moms-hold-nurse-chick-fil-t172584

Did you know MCC offers free decals you can display to let patrons know you are a breastfeeding-friendly business? You can fill out this form to request one - https://maternitycarecoalition.org/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-friendly-business-patron-form/

Our #WCW this week is Asasiya Muhammad. Asasiya was the first Black woman to become a certified professional midwife (CPM) in Philadelphia. Through her work as the founder of Inner Circle Midwifery, Asasiya’s goal is to make expectant mothers feel like family before, during, and after their birth. "It feels better being with someone who feels like a mom, an aunt, someone you can relate to." #CityofSisterlyLove #BlackHistoryMonth Check out the full article about Asasiya at The Philadelphia Tribune Photo Credit: WHYY

Are your little ones always getting sick, especially in the winter? Here are 35 tips to help keep your children illness-free.

#FlashbackFriday to our 2019 Celebrating Mothers Brunch! Have you purchased your ticket for this year’s event on Saturday, February 29th at The Bellevue Hotel? Reserve your spot today - bit.ly/MCC2020Brunch

Patti Labelle - Celebrating Mothers Brunch

#WCW - Our Woman Crush Wednesday is none other than Patti Labelle! Patti is a Philadelphia native who has supported MCC for years. Take a look at this advertisement she did for our annual Celebrating Mothers Brunch. Patti is an accomplished African American musician who has won many awards throughout her career including 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Grammys. We love you, Patti! #CityofSisterlyLove

Every Wednesday we're going to give a shout out to Philadelphia women who are making significant contributions to the fight for maternal health, safety and the empowerment of all women. Stay tuned for next week's #WCW!

Don’t know what to expect when your baby is getting ready to walk? Every child is different, but here is a list of common milestones and potential setbacks.

https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/first-steps/

Only 26 days until our 2020 Celebrating Mothers Brunch! We’re looking forward to seeing all guests - big and small. Still need your ticket? Visit bit.ly/MCC2020Brunch to secure your spot today.

Looking for a way to help your baby develop their sensory, communication, feeding, and motor skills? Try it with a game!

https://pathways.org/growth-development/7-9-months/games/

In four weeks we'll be hosting the 16th annual Celebrating Mothers Brunch. This year we're honored to be presenting the Strengthening Families Award to U.S. Senator Bob Casey & the Casey Families and the Spirit of Motherhood Award to Deputy Mayor Cynthia Figueroa! We hope you'll join us on the 29th!

http://bit.ly/MCC2020Brunch

Learning safe sleep practices is important for all caregivers including parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, babysitters, and childcare providers.

Remember, the safest way for your baby to sleep is on their back and in a crib that is free from toys, blankets, and bumpers. ABC! Alone. Back. Crib.

To learn more, visit https://www.pasafesleep.org.

It’s Thursday, and we’re throwing it back to the 2018 Celebrating Mothers Brunch! Mark your calendars because this year’s event will be on Saturday, February 29th. Tickets are available for purchase at http://bit.ly/MCC2020Brunch. We hope to see you there! #TBT

We have a few spots left in our Babysitting 101 course this Saturday in Meadowbrook PA! Register now! https://maternitycarecoalition.org/babysitting-registration/

Doing tummy time with your baby is important for helping them develop strong neck and shoulder muscles. The Mayo Clinic has a few helpful hints for making the most of tummy time with your little one.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/expert-answers/tummy-time/faq-20057755

Do you know the difference between a safe and unsafe sleep environment? The safest way for babies to sleep is on their back, in a crib, free from toys, blankets, or bumpers. Safe sleeping is as easy as ABC: alone, back, crib.

Having a baby is an exciting time, but can also be nerve-wracking for new parents. Check out this handy guide to help get you extra ready for your new baby.
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/guide-parents.html

Since we were founded 40 years ago, we’ve served 135,000 pregnant women, babies, and families! Interested in learning more about our programs and services or in making a donation? Visit the maternitycarecoalition.org.

Naptime, bedtime, or any time your baby is sleeping they should be alone, on their back, in a crib. Safe sleeping is as easy as ABC!

Reading to babies and children is important to help expand their vocabulary, develop motor skills, get them school-ready and so much more! Check out the list of 2019’s best children’s book to read with your little ones this year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/books/review/best-childrens-books.html

Have you heard about babies being taken to the NICU after birth? This guide helps you understand what everything from NICU stands for to why a baby would be taken there for treatment.

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/nicu-caring.html

Picture perfect, isn’t she? The safest way for babies to sleep is alone, on their back, in a crib just like this.

Worried about how you’ll pump when you head back to work after baby? This article from Parents breaks down your parental rights including access to a lactation room.

https://www.parents.com/baby/breastfeeding/breast-pumping/this-is-what-the-ultimate-office-pumping-room-looks-like-why-it-matters/

MCC is here to support you with all your pregnancy and parenting needs. We have programs and services for you every step of the way. #MaternityCareCoalition

We’re in the midst of cold and flu season. Make sure you and your family are protected this winter with these helpful tips.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm

Have you heard about The Black Maternal Health Caucus that was formed by Congresswoman Alma Adams? This important group was founded to improve black maternal health outcomes for the group of women who have the highest rate of mortality during childbirth.

https://www.self.com/story/alma-adams-on-the-black-maternal-health-caucus

Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy new year!

No matter the size of the donation - it counts. Every dollar raised this year helped Maternity Care Coalition provide crucial support services to pregnant mothers, babies, and families in our Southeastern Pennsylvania communities. Please consider making a year-end donation today! http://bit.ly/2DdQvHt

It takes a village. Being a parent is hard and at MCC we understand that. We want to make sure every new parent feels supported and receives the resources they need to succeed and every child meets their full potential.

Please consider making a donation so that we may continue supporting the children and families of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
http://bit.ly/2DdQvHt

What happens when postpartum depression goes untreated? How long can it last for? Check out this article by Romper.
Media Source: https://www.romper.com/p/how-long-does-postpartum-depression-last-untreated-maybe-years-say-docs-19302995

njspotlight.com

Pre-term Births Down in NJ, But Rate for Blacks is 46% Higher Than Others | NJ Spotlight

njspotlight.com State joins Delaware and Pennsylvania among 11 states with a C+ rating on March of Dimes report card

Gina was looking for a community that would support her as a mother and quickly realized that MCC's Early Head Start would be that and so much more. Read Gina's full story.

https://issuu.com/maternitycarecoalition0/docs/9159-0001_mcc_annual_report_8pages

Hey Grandma, Grandpa! Don't forget, as your grandchildren are visiting this holiday season always place them to sleep Alone, on their Back and in a Crib (or pack and play). No toys, no blankets. Just a mattress with a fitted sheet.

Don't forget to mark your calendars! February 29th we will be hosting our 16th annual Celebrating Mothers Brunch. We can't wait to see you there! Tickets will go be for sale starting in the new year.

maternitycarecoalition.org

MOMobile : Maternity Care Coalition

Low-income women, especially minority women, have disproportionately high rates of perinatal depression and other behavioral health concerns that impact their long-term emotional and physical health and that of their children.

MCC addresses this issue with our Perinatal Therapeutic Services (PTS) program. Learn more about how we can help.

maternitycarecoalition.org Maternity Care Coalition

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Managing maternal mental health in winter months

globalnews.ca Chilly winter conditions can make it tough for new mothers to step out of the house. Learn how moms can fight off isolation during the tough winter months.

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Patti Labelle - Celebrating Mothers Brunch
Senior Director of Policy, Rosemarie Halt, testifying before Philadelphia City Council in support of a fair work week for all.
Maternity Care Coalition’s 2018 Spring Policy Forum: “Shaping Policy for Working Mothers and their Families” #MCCPolicyForum
Happy Birthday CHIP from MCC

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