Save My Life Program

Save My Life Logo ReduxPrenatal and Postpartum Support for African-American Families

Save My Life Classes help African-American pregnant women and babies to be healthy. Sometimes African-American babies are born too early or too small, which increases their risk for health problems and possibly death.

BeverlywithJulyOrtegaThese free classes and ongoing support for pregnant women and new breastfeeding moms are led by an African-American teacher. There are also classes for African-American women of childbearing age learn more about the importance of health during their childbearing years.

Classes are held at different locations, sometimes in a group or one-to-one. Topics include childbirth education, breastfeeding education and breastfeeding help once the baby is born.

Cute SML babyThere are also classes available on how to quit smoking, eating right, the benefits of pregnancy exercise, family planning and more.

If you are interested in learning more about the Save My Life Program, or would like a schedule of classes, please contact:

Beverly Phelps, Program Coordinator, 941-373-7070 Ext. 306

Special Thanks to McFadden Creative for this promotional video!

Funding for this program provided by:

Bank of America Client Foundation, Frederic W. and Margaret D. Kurts Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

Sarasota County

Margaret L. Bates Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Hubert and Ruth DeLynn Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Walmart Community Grants

and Private Donations.

Thank you for your support!!!