Project CRADLE Care
According to the March of Dimes, premature birth is the number one cause of death during the first month of life. Teenage pregnancy and parenthood are also a growing problem in America. About 13 percent of all birth defects affect babies born to very young ladies. Adolescent childbearing presents health risks to both mother and baby and has long-term consequences for teenagers, their babies and society.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. created Project CRADLE Care in partnership with the March of Dimes to focus on providing health education, support and nurturing for expectant teen mothers and teens who are parents. The goal is to provide information about issues related to prenatal and postnatal care. Participants will also be able to obtain information about birth defects, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, basic baby care and so much more.