MothersCare for Tomorrow's Children has received a $5,600 grant to support its efforts to provide pregnant women with early, continuous access to prenatal care.
offered tips, coupons
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The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii's Public Health Fund Committee awarded the money to help defray the cost of printing the MothersCare Coupons & Health Tips booklet.
The booklet is a collaborative project with more than 35 businesses modeled after similar mainland programs.
Local businesses provide discount coupons as incentives to encourage pregnant women to obtain early prenatal care and continue to seek services.
The coupon booklet is organized into eight sections, divided by months, and must be validated by the woman's prenatal care provider before they are validated for use.
The booklet also offers tips for good health habits, information on physical and emotional changes during pregnancy and resources for families expecting a baby.
The free booklet is mailed statewide to any pregnant caller to the MothersCare Phoneline. Phoneline hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
On Oahu, call 535-7988. On the neighbor islands, call toll-free, 1-800-773-3020.
MothersCare is sponsored by Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, the state Department of Health, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii and the March of Dimes.
For more information, call 973-3473.