MOMS Orange County Delivers Maternal Health Services to the County’s Vietnamese Community

by on 08-13-2020 in Community

Programs Provided for Nearly 30 Years and Throughout Pandemic

Santa Ana, Calif. (August 10, 2020) - Orange County is home to the largest Vietnamese population in the country making up one-fifth of its population. MOMS Orange County, the county’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated solely to newborn and pregnancy health, welcomes enrollment in virtual programs conducted in Vietnamese during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Services are geared towards helping expectant women stay healthy during pregnancy while providing family support through their child’s first year.

Program highlights include:

  • MOMS Orange County’s full-time Health Educator Becky Vo has conducted services to the Vietnamese community for more than 20 years
  • All services provided in Vietnamese at no cost to families
  • Group classes for breast feeding and others are offered via Zoom conferencing
  • During pregnancy, programs focus on increasing the mother’s chance of delivering a healthy baby
  • After baby is born, focus is on child’s healthy development including screenings for normal growth and development and parenting education
  • Programs include depression screenings and other pregnancy health risk screenings
  • Can assist with navigating hospital stays/visitors during pandemic

For more information, visit momsorangecounty.org or contact Becky Vo directly at 714-580-3730.

About MOMS Orange County

MOMS Orange County formed over 27 years ago in response to a crisis in access to prenatal healthcare for low-income, at-risk women. Today, MOMS Orange County serves more than 2,500 low-income families annually, directly influencing improvements in birth outcomes, maternal health, and developmental indicators among infants within a highly disadvantaged population.

Media Contact:
Barbara Kimler PR
949.521.4962
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