HEALTHY HEARTS PLUS II
Mommies, Bellies, Babies and Daddies For Week ending 3-27-22
Submitted by: Healthy Hearts Plus II
Tuesday, March 26, 2022
Workshop: Mommies, Bellies, Babies & Daddies
Location: Calhoun Center – COVID 96 Foods as Prescription RX & Delivery
Attendance: 149 persons served – 66 families served – 12 pregnant, 19 breastfeeding moms, 5 fathers, 37 babies & toddlers, 10 children, 1 staff 2 drivers
Race Breakdown: 14 Black; 50 families in need; 2 transients
Deliveries: 14 families delivered by CAHN Transportation
Food Poundage: 1,004 pounds of food; 15.21 lbs. of food per family
Nutrition Info: The nutritional importance of avocados
New Mothers: 1
Home Deliveries: 14 by CAHN
Home Deliveries: 52 by other means
Total Deliveries: 66
Food sovereignty: 14 foods as prescription bags were delivered to our Pregnant, New Moms and Breastfeeding families during COVID19.
Topic: We would like to begin our weekly report each week with appreciation to Mr. Tracy Causey and the Capital Area Health Network transportation team for their show of support and collective solidarity as food as prescription bags were delivered to our pregnant, new baby delivered moms and breastfeeding mothers. During this time of social distancing and isolation and in compliance with the CDC guidelines, we will make home deliveries to our families so that they will have the necessary nutritious foods utilizing food as medicine. Our staff and drivers continue to follow the state mandated 6 feet distance so that they maintain a safe distance from our families while they provide this essential service.
Our virtual sister circle was held this week, Monday 3-25-22. We welcomed another new mom to the virtual sister circle. We also welcomed back our community doula/birth worker and midwifery student, Weluna to the circle for her facilitation about birth options. She was very informative and candid about the various options that mothers can choose when planning the birth and subsequent labor and delivery of their baby. Among the options included, vaginal delivery (natural or with an epidural), laboring in water, vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC), hospital delivery, birth center delivery, with a midwife or a practitioner. There were many options that our mothers were not aware of and were excited to discuss.
You can find more information on our programs on Facebook and Instagram. On behalf of Dr. Alice Freeman, the entire staff of Healthy Hearts Plus II and the families we serve, we say, “Thank You” for your unselfish love and act of kindness. We pray blessings of good health, peace of mind and total wellness for each of you. Please continue to be safe and well.
Session Needs: None currently.
Conclusion: Care packages consisting of food items and other essentials were distributed to each participant.