OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An organization that helps educate low-income families about child birth is getting a big boost.
Healthy Blue of Nebraska unveiled a new partnership with the Omaha Better Birth Project.
It includes a $100,000 grant that will go to support the project's mission to provide more education about safe birth experiences for low-income families.
"The United States is one of the worst industrialized nations for maternal health,” said Samantha Wall, executive director of Omaha Better Birth Project. "And there's a big push right now to change that. Change our trajectory and make birth better for everybody."
The grant will also provide expectant moms easier access to doulas, who are non-medical assistants that provide emotional and physical support during pregnancies, births and the postpartum period.
It will also include prenatal and postpartum support for Omaha area families needing extra assistance.