Boston NAPS to become Partner with March of Dimes

| Monday, April 11, 2016

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Companies align missions to help Moms all over Massachusetts have healthy babies

Boston, MA, April 11, 2016 —

Prematurity is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. The March of Dimes and Boston NAPS is working to change that and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

The March of Dimes is proud to partner with Boston NAPS, a private duty nursing company specializing in prenatal, newborn and postpartum services.  Jamie O’Day and Emily Silver co-founded Boston NAPS in 2011 to accompany women on the pregnancy journey. Jamie, a Registered Nurse, and Emily, a Family Nurse practitioner, understand the importance of having a medical professional guide mothers and their partners through their pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experience, and created Boston NAPS to provide this high quality care to families within their homes.

Boston NAPS offers everything from prenatal classes to breastfeeding support to overnight care so Mom and Dad can get a restful sleep.   Boston NAPS will become an Education Partner of the March of Dimes featuring their materials, websites and pregnancy tools when teaching area moms about prenatal care, breastfeeding and bringing baby home.

In addition to their dedication to educating new and expecting parents, Boston NAPS also offers a variety of postpartum nursing services to further educate and support both new, and experienced families within their homes. Since everyone employed by Boston NAPS is a registered nurse, their company offers a unique service to families ranging from daytime and overnight care of the healthy newborn to skilled nursing care for the medically high risk newborn.

“We are excited about this partnership,” says O’Day of partnering with the March of Dimes. “It allows us to not only work with an amazing organization to help eradicate premature birth, but also provides us with the opportunity to assist more families within their homes to  create a healthy, safe, and supportive environment to raise their babies.”

March of Dimes raises funds that help pregnant women give their baby a fighting chance to be born full term and healthy.  Their programs address every aspect of the fight to end premature birth including education.  From preconception health classes to continuing education for nurses, across every conceivable media, they consistently provide a range of sources for the latest information to improve maternal and child health.  

“No program to eradicate prematurity would be complete without educating moms-to-be and their caregivers about how they can do their part,” Ed Doherty Executive Director of the March of Dimes said. “Education is a key component of our mission and we are proud to partner with Boston NAPS to ensure area moms are receiving the most up to date and current health information.”

In addition to their partnership with the March of Dimes, Boston NAPS will be joining the Boston March for Babies on May 7th at DCR’s Hatch Shell.  They will be walking with RN staff and Boston NAPS graduates who are excited about reconnecting with their nurses and showing off their growing babies.  To join or donate to the Boston NAPS team visit www.marchforbabies.org/team/BostonNAPS.

 

About the March of Dimes

For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.  Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. The 2016 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, Cigna, United Airlines, and Mission Pharmacal.

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About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.