MARCH OF DIMES PARTNERS WITH 2-1-1 TEXAS ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO “GO BEFORE YOU SHOW”


(Lubbock, TX, June 14, 2018)— March of Dimes has partnered with 2-1-1 Texas, to launch “Go Before You Show,” a public education campaign that encourages women to seek medical care as soon as they think they are pregnant. The program educates women on the importance of prenatal care during their first trimester of pregnancy. “Go Before You Show” provides local social service agencies with flyers, posters and other materials developed by March of Dimes. They are also directed to 2-1-1 Texas Helpline for information on community resources available.

From 2011 through 2014 in Lubbock County, only 66% of pregnant women received prenatal care during their first trimester. Women who see a health care provider regularly during pregnancy have healthier babies, are less likely to deliver prematurely, and are less likely to have other serious problems related to pregnancy.

“Go Before You Show” Community Launch on June 21, 2018, at Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center, 301 40th St. starts at 9:00 am. Interested agencies can RSVP to Amy Johnson-Rubio, March of Dimes Maternal and Child Health Director at ajrubio@marchofdimes.org or 806-686-0307. At the launch, free educational materials will be distributed.

The 2-1-1 Helpline provides free information and referral assistance using the most comprehensive database of social services in our community. 2-1-1 HELPLINE specialists are always there, providing help and hope for so many of our neighbors who are facing major challenges. They are a critical link to vital social service resources, whatever the problem. Day or night, every day, all day, 2-1-1 is standing by to help.

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information.

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