Many Mothers Aims To Support Perinatal Families

“Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. At times, parents need additional help. This is where Many Mothers helps fill a void. The Santa Fe-based organization pairs volunteers with moms who need a hand with their infants. “Each mother’s journey is unique and personal, which means that the issues one mother faces will be different than another mother,” said Kai Forsley, Many Mothers executive director. “The beauty of Many Mothers is that we have staff that can work with mothers, caregivers and families to individually assess the goal of each family during the perinatal stage.” When the pandemic began to shut down the world, Many Mothers and its volunteers were determined to make sure…
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Santa Fe New Mexican OP ED: Access to Care Improves Health Outcomes for Moms and Kids

“Every newborn baby enters the world in the most vulnerable, tender condition. Access to quality prenatal and postnatal care is vital to a mother’s and baby’s health and quality of life. Unfortunately, in New Mexico, too many expecting and new mothers experience maternal and child health complications that can easily be avoided with routine care. Often, the primary contributing factor is the lack of access to health insurance coverage. According to a March of Dimes report, New Mexico has one of the highest uninsured rates of childbearing-age women in the United States. New Mexico faces an unusually higher maternal mortality rate, with a disproportionately greater rate among the Native American population — approximately 20%, despite composing only 11% of the…
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Santa Fe New Mexican: Many Mothers, The Birthing Tree opening parenting center

“With the move, Many Mothers is evolving from an almost entirely in-home service to also having a gathering place for mothers. “Many Mothers only had about 500 square feet in the old location and now boasts about 2,500 square feet,” Executive Director Kai Forsley said. “This is the next chapter, coming out with a public meeting space for parents working with each other, making connections,” Forsley said.” We are thankful to the Santa Fe New Mexican for this wonderful feature! You can read the full article here.
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New Address

We Moved

Have you heard? Many Mothers has moved! We are now located on the south side of Santa Fe, near the Santa Fe Place Mall. To the supporters who made this move possible, thank you! NEW ADDRESS: 4001 Office Court Dr., Suite 207, Santa Fe, NM, 87507
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The Future of Maternal and Child Health Care in New Mexico – MolinaCares

New Mexico women and children have faced historical challenges around accessing care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. These challenges have been heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer, Marissa Visscher, our Program Manager, joined MolinaCares and statewide experts to discuss these challenges, as well as solutions and best practices to improve the number of healthy births and babies in New Mexico. View the virtual panel here.
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KSFR reports on the work Many Mothers is doing for families before, during and post-pandemic

When the pandemic forced schools and childcare centers to shut down, more than five million American mothers gave up their jobs. Currently, The New York Times reports that 1.3 million of these women are still out of work. As a result, the leaders of more than 200 small, medium and large companies have formed the Care Economy Business Council, which is urging sweeping reforms in the caregiving infrastructure so more mothers can return to work. Listen to the full report HERE
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The Santa Fean | Parenting doesn’t have to be done alone

“Changes in the structure of our society mean that mothers often don’t have the support from extended family or religious communities the way they did in the past,” Nancy Guthrie says.
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