Sowing Seeds for Families in the Ozarks

Ozark, Missouri


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Sowing Seeds for Families in the Ozarks


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Start Date: June 2, 2019


We are excited to announce the opening of Dr. Poppy’s birth center, Blooms Birth & Holistic Health this fall! Blooms Birth & Holistic Health will provide safe prenatal care, physiological birth services and supportive postnatal care to the greater Ozark area by Dr. Poppy, certified midwives, family nurse practitioners, and trained support staff.

The USA is the only developed nation in which the maternal mortality rate is rising, ranking us at 47th globally. We can do better. Midwives are one key solution, and birth centers can make a real difference for women, families, and communities. Studies show that when low risk women deliver in birth centers, they have excellent outcomes, lower cesarean rates, and lower preterm birth rates. Longer prenatal appointments, patience in waiting for labor to begin on its own, maintaining continuity of care with the birth team, and attention to the social aspects of a family’s birth are all components of how birth centers prevent poor outcomes.

We’ve been working diligently to pinpoint the needs of our community when it comes to infertility, pregnancy loss, prenatal/birth/postpartum care and holistic well-woman care. Opening a birth center is a monumental undertaking and does not come without thought, preparation and provision. Blooms will have an amazing new space comprised of three birthing suites, a family living room/waiting area, a children's area, multiple restrooms, staff sleep area/kitchen, outdoor sitting/garden, and office spaces for midwives and staff. Blooms Birth will be modern, comfortable, peaceful, and one of a kind.

I see myself as an agent of change, one who can make a real difference. I am pouring all of my 15 years of experience in the OB/GYN world, as well as years of research, and my own money, sweat, and tears into this project. A financial gift of any size from you would be a huge blessing to me and to our community. Please help me make my dream of Blooms Birth & Holistic Health a stunning reality for families in Missouri.

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