How Many Babies are
Born in Midwest City?
It wasn't always like this...
In 2017, my husband and I welcomed our first child at Renaissance Birthing Center in Midwest City. We were grateful for the convenience of the birthing center and many family and friends gave birth there as well in our 10 years in Midwest City.
Truthfully, the facility was tired. I chose to have my second child at OU Women's Health in 2018. Even so, I was grateful that my community could offer a convenient option for labor and delivery and resource/education center. As a pastor and family educator, the convenience of the birthing center brought security to lower-income families I worked with in Midwest City who struggled with access to reliable transportation.
Our family moved out of state in 2019 and the world was soon rocked by Covid-19 in 2020. I gave birth to two more children out of state in 2020 and 2022. We moved back to Oklahoma Fall 2022 only to discover the labor and delivery center in Midwest City closed! The Midwest city Eden Clinic location also closed! Access to care for one of our most vulnerable populations, expectant mothers (especially lower-income), was extremely hindered. It was also hindered for our military dependents who may not have support systems in place for their birthing journey. We had to do something.
Midwest City's (& Eastern Oklahoma County's) only labor & delivery medical center closed and it's only pregnancy support center, leaving expectant mothers to drive 13-30 minutes to the nearest birthing center or pregnancy resource center... IF they have reliable transportation & a support system.
Future generations were starting out on a
We decided to do something about it.
for Moms & Families
Services for Midwest City
New & Expectant Moms
Beyond Delivery Kits
Beyond Delivery provides Midwest City area moms with a meal, care package and support after coming home from the hospital. Expecting and new moms can sign up for this free program and will receive a delivery of a frozen lasagna and an infant care package. We also offer the option to send a meal and care package as a gift to a new mom.
Maternity Clothes Closet
Maternity clothes can be so hard to come by in pregnancy! Come pick out maternity clothes and then you're welcome to donate them back for the next mom-to-be after you have your baby!
We understand that accessibility to transportation may be challenging for some of our MWC Moms. Prenatal and Postnatal appointments, as well as well-child checks are intragal to healthy moms and babies. Call us at (405) 673-6818 if you have exhausted your other transportation options and we can see how we can help!
Sustainable & reliable transportation can be one of the hardest resources to find in Oklahoma. Eastern Oklahoma County spans the land mass size of Miami and San Francisco combined! B.G. alleviates this instability through creating awareness of public transportation options (Soonerride/Bus System), volunteer drivers, bus passes and Lyft gift cards for important doctors and legal appointments as resources are available.*Do Note: Based on availability of volunteers and resources*
Chosen Moms Groups
Maternal mental health is a big issue for under-resourced mothers. The uncertainty of the future and whether they can provide for their new babies can be overwhelming. Mothers (and fathers) need community and tools to build resilience. BG solves this problem through our Grow With Me, Mom Community Groups and referrals to programs like Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World through the YMCA, Family Expectations, MOPS, and local community organizations.