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Building a community of support for childbearing families.

Your support helps catalyze systems level change for childbearing families in Richmond, Virginia.

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We are better together.

Nurture is building a community where all families are supported through the life-changing journey of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Your gift helps catalyze systems level change in three key areas:

#RVAbreastfeeds - Since 2013, this collaborative effort has engaged multiple stakeholders to reduce childhood obesity through policy, infrastructure, and environmental changes that promote a breastfeeding-friendly community in Richmond.
Breastfeeding Real Talk - Culturally-appropriate infant feeding support led by lactation support providers trained in Lactation from the Black perspective (The B.L.A.C.K. Course) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

Ecosystem Cultivation - Nurture hosts a combination of educational seminars, facilitated conversations, and community events where Perinatal Health and Early Childhood Stakeholders gather for peer learning and the cross-sector relationship building that are necessary for a healthy, connected, resilient perinatal health ecosystem.

Birth & Early Parenting Resource Directory - Nurture is creating an online repository of verified pregnancy and early parenting resources that will reduce organizational siloing, create a better networked maternal/infant health ecosystem, be a platform to reach the community, and help identify gaps in service.