Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO) was founded in 1974 as a multidisciplinary association of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving perinatal health. We provide up-to-date information on perinatal care practices, services and technical advancements and a great opportunity to network with professionals from the region.
Our Mission is to optimize perinatal health in Minnesota through education.
October is Safe Infant Sleep Awareness Month
When it comes to safe sleep for babies, there are several things to consider. Among these are the sleeping position, the crib, and the sleep environment. Annually, 50 or more otherwise healthy Minnesota babies die of sleep-related unintentional injuries while sleeping in unsafe conditions such as in an adult bed or on a sofa with parents or older children. Visit Minnesota Department of Health's website for news and updates.
Thank You Conference Attendees!!
Whether this was your first or 15th MPO Conference, we'd like to extend a warm and hearty THANK YOU to everyone that made our 2019 conference such a success. We couldn't do this without you!
Couldn't join us this year? Wondering if you should mark your calendar for fall 2020? Check out these two video testimonials to what MPO has to offer you and your organization.
Kris Scott, RNC
Tina Kippes, RNC, BSN, CLC
September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the risk of infants dying in their first year of life is declining in the U.S., with an all-time low infant mortality rate. But the U.S. still ranks 27th among industrialized nations, and disparities by race and ethnicity persist. For example, the infant mortality rate among African Americans is more than twice that of non-Hispanic whites, and this article from The Commonwealth shares that pregnant women living in rural America face unprecedented barriers to maternity care. For more information on current statistics and ways to get involved, visit the US Department of Health & Human Services' website.