Omaha Better Birth Project works to decrease inequities in childbirth by providing access to doula services, childbirth education, and prenatal & postpartum support for low-income and teen families in the Omaha area. These services are research-proven approaches to improving both maternal and newborn outcomes in childbirth. As with any healthcare program, these services come at a cost; a cost that can be a significant barrier to those without financial security. Omaha Better Birth Project seeks to fill the gap of missing services between the financially secure and insecure with our programming.
Through our Birth Doula and Childbirth Education Grants Programs we provide families with access to these essential, evidence-based practices that reduce the risk of birth complication and lead to better outcomes. In addition to our grants program, we provide families in-need with monthly, supplemental diapers and wipes through our Fresh Start Diaper Program and social care referrals through our social care assistance program. We envision a world where all expectant families are guaranteed access to the services, support, and education needed to set them down a path to a safe, informed, and empowered birth experience.
- In less than one year, we have awarded 18 birth doula grants!
- We have supported more than 400 families with essential pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and newborn supplies!
- We have provided more than 7,000 diapers to Omaha families!