birth matters

Did you know BirthMatters has supported maternal and child reproductive health in Spartanburg County since 2007 when they received a planning grant from the Mary Black Foundation and was housed by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Foundation? BirthMatters reduces teen pregnancy through reproductive health education and empowers expectant young adults to raise healthy families through doulas utilizing the community health worker model. 

You can support their efforts next month at the Wine Pull Fundraiser Event taking place at Northside Harvest Park on November 11! Enjoy a night of mingling, enjoying wine, delicious food catered by Cribbs, and listening to live music. All guests will have the opportunity to “pull” from a wide variety of wrapped wine bottles, with one valued up to $150, to take home. 

Register for the Wine Pull Fundraiser Event here!

There are various ways BirthMatters reaches the larger Spartanburg community through their mission with their programs Celebrating Families and Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses. Celebrating Families is a time for expecting families in Spartanburg to get to know each other and learn about resources available to help new parents. The Breastfeeding Friendly Business is an initiative that labels businesses around Spartanburg as breastfeeding-friendly. Both of these initiatives along with volunteering and fundraising events allow for the community to collaborate with BirthMatters in spreading awareness of reproductive health and family preparation with Spartanburg county. 

BirthMatters provides various resources to the Spartanburg community regarding reproductive health education and prevention services for teen pregnancy such as Doula Care Services and iMatter. Doula Care Services is an educational and emotional support program for young expectant mothers for ages 24 and younger. iMatter has individual sessions, sexual health & adolescent risk prevention (SHARP), and virtual sessions for any need for a young adult who might need help with their sexual health knowledge. Click here to learn more about the ways BirthMatters spreads awareness about reproductive health throughout the Spartanburg community and how you can become more involved in working with BirthMatters. 

Becoming a sponsor or attending a fundraising event greatly contributes to BirthMatters and their Donations contribute to providing intensive doula services to impoverished expectant mothers and prevent teen pregnancy in Spartanburg County. The majority of donations go towards the community doula program service and teen pregnancy prevention program of Matters. Click here to donate to BirthMatters and spread their mission throughout the Spartanburg community.