Homeless Women Are More Likely To Receive Inadequate Prenatal Care
consequently, their pregnancy outcomes are worse.
The low birth weight rate among homeless women — 16.8% — is more than twice the national low birth weight rate of 7.4%, and 18.5% of homeless women give birth pre-term (i.e., before 37 weeks) compared to the national average of 11% (Weinreb et al., 2004).
Bridges helps relieve excess stress for expectant mothers so they can have healthy babies. We offer Certified Childbirth Education and Doulas to support mom during prenatal and postpartum care. Support never ends when a family leaves Bridges, we continue to stay connected and provide encouragement and resources to aid in their continued stability and success.