All mothers and their babies must have equitable access to prenatal and postnatal care and resources that support a healthy pregnancy, birth and start in life.
Maternal and infant health encompasses the well‐being of mothers and their babies across the physical, mental and social health domains from preconception throughout the first few years of a child’s life. In New Jersey, there are huge racial disparites in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. Nurture New Jersey, the First Lady’s statewide awareness campaign is aimed at reducing these disparities and ensuring equitable access to care.
What can you do?
Help bring attention to what babies need to thrive: strong families, healthy starts and positive early learning experiences.