The March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter awarded a grant to the Waimea Women’s Center at North Hawaii Community Hospital.
This grant will enhance the CenteringPregnancy group model of prenatal care. CenteringPregnancy empowers women to make healthy life choices and has been found to increase babies birth weights and gestational age, which improves pregnancy outcomes.
This grant is one of many the March of Dimes awards in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortality.
“We will use the March of Dimes grant to meet our objective of providing mothers and babies with the CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care model,” said Annette Manant, a certified nurse midwife at Waimea Women’s Center.
“We are grateful to those volunteers who support the March of Dimes by participation in events like March for Babies and who donate in other ways. That participation and those donations make this grant possible,” said Pat Hopkins, also a certified nurse midwife at the center.