Gift of Life mom LaPortia Dorsey and her daughter Serenity bonded with matching mother-daughter team shirts during a special moment together. GOL's programs show moms (and dads) simple ways to bond with their baby, which has a positive effect on a child's physical and emotional development. LaPortia is mentored by GOL nurse Kristi Gay through the Nurse Family Partnership Program.

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GOL, ADPH Hold Joint News Conference to Promote Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Mona Davis - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gift of Life and the Alabama Department of Public Health held a joint news conference  on September  12, 2017 to announce September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month.  

Dr. Janice Smiley, director of the Perinatal Health Division, Alabama Department of Public Health, and Gift of Life Executive Director Cheryl Davis discussed why there is an increase in the number of infant deaths in Montgomery and other regions across the state and what the community can do to help reduce infant mortality. The event was held at the RSA Park, where Gift of Life and ADPH staff planted pinwheels representing the 494 babies in Alabama who never reached their first birthday.   

  

 

 

Gift of Life Hosts Diaper Drive for Hurricane Harvey Families

Mona Davis - Thursday, September 07, 2017

 

Gift of Life Foundation is collecting disposable diapers of all sizes and baby wipes to help Hurricane Harvey moms and babies through September 8. Many disaster relief organizations do not provide these items for distribution and Gift of Life would like to help those families get the items their babies need while they are displaced from their homes. All items GOL collects will be distributed to the Texas Diaper Bank. Those who wish to donate can drop off unwrapped disposable baby diapers and packages of wipes to the GOL office located at 1348 Carmichael Way, 36106, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Our offices are open Monday through Friday. You can also make monetary donations online to the Texas Diaper bank at http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/. For more information about the diaper drive, call the Gift of Life office at (334) 272-1820.


 

August Group Connections Focuses on Safety

Mona Davis - Wednesday, August 09, 2017

 

Safety was the theme at Gift of Life Foundation's August Group Connections meeting. GOL moms participated in a presentation led by GOL Nurse Kathy Pounds on CPR and how to reduce the risk of chocking for baby, and a presentation by Montgomery Fire Rescue on how to install a smoke detector and common fire hazards in the home. The smoke detectors were donated by Brenda Blount of In Touch, Inc. Group Connections is a bi-monthly support group that gives GOL moms and dads an opportunity to share parenting experiences, discuss ideas, and receive valuable information from local experts on topics that relate to parenting.


 

2017 GOL Graduation Salutes 80 Women

Mona Davis - Monday, May 15, 2017

 

Kudos to Gift of Life Foundation's 2017 program graduates. The group of women were recognized during a ceremony at First Baptist Church on May 11. Restauranteur , motivational speaker and author Martha Hawkins, owner of Martha's Place, was the guest speaker. She encouraged the graduates to never give up on their dreams and to remember the mentoring they'd received through the Gift of Life. Each graduate received a certificate of completion by their Gift of Life nurse or social worker.


 

 

 

GOL Educates Community at Babypalooza

Mona Davis - Monday, April 03, 2017

 

OH BABY! Gift of Life was excited to participate in Babypalooza, a premiere baby and maternity expo where expectant moms and families came to connect to community maternity resources on April 1 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex. We had the opportunity to connect with more than 75 women and educate them to safe sleep infant practices. These expectant moms watched a one-minute  education video, answered the quiz and took turns placing Gift of Life's Baby Marcus to sleep properly in his pack-n-play. Big thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to learn more about safe sleep and how practicing it with your baby or a baby you know could save their life.  Participants received a free sleep sack while supplies lasted and five lucky families won a brand new Graco Pack-N-Play!