Mothers & Babies

Make an Impact

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

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

Donations help women in Youngstown get the prenatal care and parenting support they need so more babies can celebrate their first birthday

One of the most meaningful ways to celebrate the miracle of a new life is by making a donation to healthcare services especially for mothers, babies and parents-to-be. 

Donations help Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley provide the latest advances in maternity care and offer outreach education to help expectant parents prepare for a new baby. Gifts from donors like you ensure our birthing centers are well-equipped to start every baby off with the best foot forward.

Programs for Women, Newborns & Infants

Helping women and families have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies is important for the future of our community. The Mahoning Valley has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, so the need is great and urgent. With donations from caring people like you, Mercy Health can provide programs to reduce low birth weights and infant mortality by providing education, support and household assistance for mothers and fathers.

Programs like Resource Mothers, Fatherhood Support Program, Centering Pregnancy and a doula program are already making a positive impact and saving the lives of pregnant women, unborn babies and infants. These donor-supported services provide resources that help people have a healthy pregnancy, healthy parenting, ensure babies get wellness visits as well as nutritious food and safe housing for their families.

Support Healthy Families

Your gift helps more babies celebrate their first birthday

Centering Pregnancy

This unique program made possible by donations to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley provides participants with health care in a group setting, which leads to better learning and more positive health outcomes. Pregnant women are supported and prepared for childbirth and caring for their baby throughout the first year of motherhood. The primary goal of Centering Pregnancy is to reduce infant mortality by helping women deliver full-term healthy babies.

Your donation for Centering Pregnancy provides moms-to-be with resources such as:

  • Transportation for prenatal and postnatal care
  • Essentials like diapers, car seats and cribs
  • Doula services
  • Mom support groups
  • Breastfeeding support

Promote Healthy Pregnancy

Help women get the care they need to deliver and care for healthy babies

Fatherhood Support

This mentoring and educational program depends on donations to give men the skills needed to be responsible, committed and involved fathers. New dads in the program are paired with a Resource Father: a trained health worker who provides health education and gives parenting advice. Thanks to donor support, Fatherhood Support offers services like:

  • Monthly home visits to prepare men for a new baby through mentorship and support
  • In person and virtual educational sessions
  • Car seat installation
  • CPR training

Help New Dads

Ensure new fathers have good role models and support to care for their family

Resource Mothers

Donations sustain this important program that many women depend on to help them take care of their family. The Resource Mothers program offers support, guidance and resources to new and expectant moms. Each participant is paired with a Resource Mother: a trained health worker who is a mother herself. They provide support, referrals and information to help new mothers make the best choices for their baby.

When you give to the Resource Mothers program, you help provide services that strengthen families and keep babies healthy including:

  • Empowering Moms support group
  • Healthy cooking and meal planning
  • Car seat installation
  • CPR training
  • Referrals to social services and assistance programs

Set Mothers Up for Success

Help new moms raise healthy babies

Birthing Centers

Give back to the doctors and nurses who helped your child or grandchild enter the world with a gift for one of our birthing centers. Donations help make updates to the comfortable, home-like delivery units, upgrade medical equipment and technology and provide childbirth education to help families have the best experience when welcoming a new baby.

Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Birthing Center

Boardman, OH

Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital Birthing Center

Warren, OH

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Your donations help fund our Fatherhood Support program, which mentors, educates and supports new dads like Flight.