Better Beginnings, in partnership with First 5 Sonoma County, is proud to announce the launch of the My Navigator Program! A warm line designed to provide free resources and information to women and their families during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenthood during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The My Navigator Program also offers free Baby Weight Stations designed for mothers to come with their baby for a quick baby weight check, with locations in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park. The Baby Weight Station Volunteers are trained in breastfeeding support and referrals to better support parents during their visit.
Pregnancy is a special time full of excitement and anticipation. But for expecting mothers facing the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, fear, anxiety and uncertainty are clouding this otherwise happy time.
Call the “My Navigator” Warm Line TODAY to speak with a navigator at
Warm line is available 7 days a week from 9 am – 5pm!
By Rosanne Gephart
Adapted from Huff Post’s “Ten things I want my 10-year-old daughter to know”
May 25th, 2018
On May 6th 2018 concerned members of the public along with doulas, midwives, educators, nurses, midwives, physicians and other birth and pregnancy care providers joined together to show solidarity for the March For Moms Rally in Washington DC. Approximately 100 people gathered at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa to play, sing, have lunch, and learn more about local birth support for families.
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country, and the rate continues to climb. American Indian/Alaskan Native and non-Hispanic Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die from childbirth- or pregnancy-related causes compared to non-Hispanic White women
YOU can help change this!
In support of the national March for Moms in Washington DC and orchestrated in conjunction with Improving Birth, we will bring together businesses, healthcare providers, family support services, and local families to spread awareness and provide solutions. There will be booths with information, free samples, family fun activities, food, and guest speakers. The open mic will allow families to share what they think needs to be done to make change in health care for moms and babies.
Rally To Improve Birth & Community Picnic
630 Summerfield Road in Santa Rosa
11am-3pm (rally starts at 11:00 am, speakers begin at 1pm)
The event is free.
For more information or to reserve a booth contact:
Megan Sweetman (707) 806-8817