¡Qué Cute! Healthy Baby Program Director Linnea Morelos and program Low BirthWeight Prevention Advocate Ana Morelos were interviewed recently on KSFR-FM's "Healthy Woman" program hosted by Jewell Cabeza de Vaca. Speaking about the agency's Low Birth Weight Prevention Program, Linnea and Ana discussed low birth weight rates and how to prevent same
by providing services for pregnant women and their families in Santa Fe County.
To hear the broadcast in its entirety, click here.
In Santa Fe County 9.4 percent of babies are born prematurely or at low birth weight. This compares to the statewide average of 8.8 percent. Low birth weight can be due to expectant mothers' sress levels, a health condition, or as a result of drinking, smoking, or other substance use abuse during the pregnancy. Babies born at low birth weight are at risk for physical and/or developmental disabilities. Through Las Cumbres' ¡Qué Cute! Healthy Baby Program, mothers-to-be will be offered connections to resources to help them have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
For more about the program, review the program link on this website at ¡Qué Cute! Healthy Baby Program. Services are available for free.
Contact Ana directly at 505.901.1027 or telephone Linnea at 505.795.4153.