The Mississippi (MS) Medicaid Preterm Birth Rate is 17.3%-second in the world only to Malawi (18%). Preterm birth has both short and long-term health consequences for mother and child. And there are do-able and empowering interventions in pregnancy to decrease the occurrence.
GrowBaby X LIFT works in alliance with local healthcare providers and mothers to adopt and implement a unique and innovative, OB Standard of Care+ (OB SOC+) model to decrease the rates of poor birth outcomes and maternal health conditions in the Mississippi Medicaid
The GrowBaby OB SOC+ model is a MD-Nutritionist hybrid clinical
application model that incorporates group medical education, individualized
nutrition and lifestyle tools, and additional anthropometrics and biomarkers associated with frequent maternal nutrient deficiencies. This unique approach to pregnancy, appears to reduce the risk of major maternal conditions (PMID: 25568832)
Customized Nutritional Enhancement for Pregnant Women Appears to Lower Incidence of Certain Common Maternal and Neonatal Complications: An Observational Study
GrowBaby X LIFT will integrate all onsite support, training and application in alliance with local healthcare providers and mothers in Jackson, Mississippi.
Mississippi Medicaid mothers- followed for 15 months (pregnancy-6 months after delivery). Supported with the GrowBaby OB SOC+ model on site in Mississippi.
Nutrition & lifestyle group education + prenatal vitamin packs + individualized supplementation based on unique needs.
GrowBaby X LIFT empowers mothers, families and healthcare providers who are served by the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and the Mississippi Healthcare system to improve pregnancy (OB) outcomes and early childhood health & well-being through implementation of an innovative, OB Standard of Care+ (OB SOC+) model.
GrowBaby X LIFT will cultivate and nurture community resilience, health & well-being across generations for all races, ethnicities and genders.
Reduce risk of adverse birth outcomes: Born too early (preterm birth), born too small (small-for gestational age-SGA), and born too large (large for gestational age-LGA).These three adverse birth outcomes are associated with short and long-term health vulnerability for both mother and child.
Reduce risk of high-risk maternal conditions: High blood sugar (gestational diabetes mellitus-GDM) and high blood pressure (gestational hypertension/pregnancy induced hypertension-GH/PIH). These maternal conditions are associated with the adverse birth outcomes we are working to improve.
Your support and contributions will enable us to impact adverse birth outcomes (particularly preterm birth) and high-risk maternal conditions which are disproportionately increasing in prevalence amongst Black Women and Women of Color.