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Healthier Babies Through Education and Support
Does it actually take a village to raise a child? Turns out, it does. Infant mortality is a heartbreaking subject. It’s also not disappearing, especially in the Black community. In this episode, we look at one of the solutions: Moms2B. An Ohio State program that helps babies reach their first birthdays. Hear from a mother who successfully completed the program and the doctor who runs it.
Dixon is an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a practicing OB/GYN in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Dixon is the Medical Director for Moms2B. She came to Ohio State in 2019 and a large reason for her coming here was after hearing about the Moms2B program.
Leslie and her son Wesley successfully completed the Moms2B program this year. She enrolled as a first-time mom when she came to Columbus from Wilmington after discovering the program on a flyer when she visited her Midwife. At the first class she attended, she discovered a welcoming community that not only provided education but incredible support.