What do Mothers Need?
At this year’s event we are asking a key question: What do Mothers Need? And more importantly,
Are the needs of new mothers in our community being met?
A 2018 survey titled Listening to Mothers in California conducted by the California Health Care Foundation reveals that we, as a community, can and should do better. Fortunately, MOMS Orange County fills some of the gaps in both prenatal and postpartum support expressed by survey participants, but we know there is more work to be done.
A growing concern in the maternal health community and among survey participants is lack of support once baby is born, commonly referred to as the “fourth trimester”. New moms often struggle with breastfeeding, health complications, depression and sleep deprivation which can lead to an increased rate of maternal mortality. Aside from a 6 week follow-up with their physician, support and care resources are difficult and often impossible for women to access after giving birth.
At this year’s event, experts in maternal health and wellness will speak about some of these fourth trimester disparities, communities that are most affected and actionable solutions to help new moms receive the care they are desperately seeking.
Will you join our efforts in helping mothers access the care they need?