Mothers & Babies

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Ensure healthy moms and babies and a special birthing experience, for every family  

Each newborn is unique and special. Every birth experience should be, too.

Donations help care for mothers and babies before, during and after delivery

You can celebrate the miracle of a new life by directing your donation to one of the Foundation's funds that support health care services especially for mothers, babies and moms-to-be.

Mercy Health Foundation Lorain's donors help provide the latest advancements in maternity care and offer education and mentorship to help expectant mothers prepare for a new baby. With your help, every baby can start off with the best foot forward.

Veard Family Birthing Center

Charitable giving is credited with the most recent updates to the only birthing center in the county, at Mercy Health Lorain Hospital. The Veard Family Birthing Center has the latest in medical technology and modern, spacious birthing suites equipped for overnight accommodations.

Donors ensure nearly 1,000 families each year have a joyful experience with the comforts of home when having a baby. As needs arise, funding is available to keep the birthing center well maintained.

Celebrate Birth Days

Ensure a special birthing experience for every family

Resource Mothers

Completely funded through donations to Mercy Health Foundation Lorain, the program offers resources, support and education for pregnant women and new moms, through baby's first year of life.

Each participant is paired with a resource mom who is a trained health worker and a mother herself. Resource mothers give advice, educational information, and help with accessing resources. When you give to this program, you help women get prenatal care, learn how to care for a new baby, or get free infant care items like diapers or formula.

Help New Moms

Help pregnant women and new moms take good care of their baby

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Resource Mothers helps Xiomara take better care of her children

The donor-funded program provides baby care items, parenting education and ongoing support and encouragement for moms like Xiomara. Today, Xiomara calls her designated Resource Mother, Cristina, family. Listen to her describe her experience with this vital program in her own words.