Be Our Lifeline - Join SBMOM GEMs

We invite you to join the new SBMOM GEMs (Give Every Month) team through your ongoing monthly support of our mission. These recurring monthly gifts allow us to continue our support of pregnant, birthing, postpartum, and grieving women and extend our reach as we scale up our services to impact and reach more women.

All of our GEMs will receive various perks when you join the team for as little as $10 each month.

Improving Maternal Outcomes

Indiana's maternal mortality rate is the 3rd highest in the United States. A National Institute of Health-funded study found that Black women are three times more likely to die than White women from a pregnancy-related cause. Maternal death disparities were concentrated in postpartum cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease) and preeclampsia, and eclampsia. The mortality rate for Black women was five times higher than White women in postpartum cardiomyopathy and preeclampsia and eclampsia. Research also indicates that 80% of maternal deaths in Indiana could have been prevented.

SBMOM provides resources on maternal death prevention and, with your support, will launch evidence-based programs for Black women to reduce the incidents that cause maternal deaths.

Pregnancy & Postpartum Services for Black Women

One out of four pregnancies in the U.S. ends in miscarriage, and about 24,000 babies are stillborn each year. Indiana’s infant mortality rate is 20% higher than the national average. Black infants are two to three times more likely to die than White infants in their first year of life. Black women who are often pigeonholed as ‘the strong Black woman’ are less likely to pursue counseling or have access to culturally competent mental health support resources.

Shades of Becoming a Mom, Inc. is working to ensure that preventable infant deaths are prevented and that resources for grieving Black women are readily available.

Your partnership will provide resources that are NOT currently available to Black women in Indiana.

We believe SBMOM is uniquely positioned to increase enrollment of Black women in non-SBMOM maternal health programs and programs offered by SBMOM.

Fund life. Fund healing. Fund community and unity. Fund representation and access. Fund knowledge and education. Fund accountability and advocacy. Fund an end to deaths that are preventable. Fund Shades of Becoming a Mom.

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