25 Years of Investing in Mothers and Babies
Twenty-five years ago on
June 1, 1988, Gift of Life began its mission of providing access to
maternity care and education to low-income women in Autauga, Elmore,
Lowndes, and Montgomery counties. One of our first deliveries was
Joyce May at St. Margaret's Hospital. Her baby girl was delivered by
Vicki Brooks, CNM. Over 25 years, our maternity program has expanded
to include 20 counties, and Gift of Life consists of other programs
in addition to the maternity program collectively working towards
the mission of "Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies".
Gift of Life
In 1988, in the face of an alarming infant mortality rate, Central
Alabama's community leaders, healthcare professionals, and concerned
citizens formed a public and private sector partnership called Gift of Life.
The Gift of Life Foundation has lived up to its name by providing an efficient
and caring system of perinatal services, education,
tracking, and care coordination for pregnant women and their
babies--regardless of their ability to pay.
include: prenatal care, delivery,
postpartum care, nutrition counseling, child health services, maternal
health education, and school abstinence education.
CTF Personalized Car Tags
Children's Trust Fund Specialty Car Tag is available for purchase at
your local Probate Office. It's tax deductible and proceeds directly
fund community-based prevention programs like Gift of Life's
Nurse-Family Partnership Program.
The Boppy Effect:
Get One, Give One...
Gift of Life's Nurse-Family Partnership was the recent recipient of this
of Life Recipient of Grants
The Gift of Life
recently received grants from the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery/ Kiwanis Club
of Montgomery Foundation. Also, the Gift of Life's Nurse-Family Partnership
was recently awarded grants from the Alabama Chapter of the March of Dimes,
Children's Trust Fund, and the Daniel Foundation.
2012 Infant Mortality Rate
The Alabama Department of Public Health recently released the 2012 infant
Gift of Life offers adult and
teen classes at no cost to any Maternity Care Program enrollee living in
Montgomery and the surrounding areas.
Why the Last Weeks of
In recent years, more women are asking to schedule their vaginal deliveries
(induction) or Cesarean sections before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy.
(These are called elective deliveries.) A baby reaches full term at 40
weeks. Giving birth before a baby reaches full term can be harmful to you
and your baby.
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