Mamas in Bloom

Mamas in Bloom is designed by and for Black mams to improve pregnancy, birth, and infant outcomes in Essex and Union County NJ.

All mothers are eligible regardless of income. Families can enroll at any point during their pregnancy or within the first 3 months after giving birth. All mamas are provided with wrap-around support for the first year postpartum. The program combines education, advocacy, and clinical care provided by our team of nurses and community health workers. Families are contacted at scheduled points in their pregnancy and postpartum journey to receive education, support, and resources. Additional support is provided for families with preeclampsia/ hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and diabetes. 

Learn more about the program:

  • Access to birth team (nurse, doula, lactation consultant, perinatal educator)
  • Personalized 1:1 support
  • Transition to parenthood
  • NICU support
  • Postpartum planning
  • Birth planning
  • Childbirth education
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Transportation to appointments (Within 10 miles of home address)
  • Maternal and infant essentials (car seats, diapers , clothing etc)
  • Housing support
  • Identify as a Black mama/birthing person
  • Currently pregnant or delivered in the last 3 months
  • Live in Essex or Union county

• Empowered mamas who are heard, seen, valued, and loved

• Support through pregnancy, birth, postpartum
Healthy mama and baby

• Full term delivery
• Vaginal birth
• Breastfeeding initiation and continuation
• Reduced hospital readmission

Sign up by accessing this link!

Funding for mamas in Bloom is funding in part by: