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PPF New Location Grand Opening – Open House

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  Yeadon, PA May 23, 2018 – After nearly 20 years of servicing both prenatal and postpartum needs of mothers from various backgrounds, Pettaway Pursuit Foundation will be launching its headquarters on May 30, 2018. Operating out of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, the new location looks to serve as a central hub for its surrounding communities as well as its two other branches in Massachusetts and Rhode... Read more.

NNLM Awards PPF with Technology Grant for MA

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  WORCESTER, MA --As the U.S. ranks 56th in the world for infant mortality, 6 deaths per 1,000 births; the City of Worcester has an average of 7 to 9 deaths per 1,000 births, which is higher than the Massachusetts rate of 5 deaths per 1,000. The Pettaway Pursuit Foundation (PPF) is a maternal health and family organization whose mission is to empower expectant, at-risk... Read more

NNLM Awards PPF with Technology Grant for PA

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 YEADON, PA--As the U.S. ranks 56th in the world for infant mortality, 6 deaths per 1,000 births; Pennsylvania has 6.7 deaths per 1,000 births; while per the results by PHMC’s Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) research project, Delaware County has 9.6 deaths per 1,000 births.  The Pettaway Pursuit Foundation (PPF) is headquartered in Delaware County as a maternal... Read more.

World-renowned Child-birth Educator to visit Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

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 Yeadon, PA September 30, 2016 – In collaboration with managed care agencies since 2007, the Pettaway Pursuit Foundation (PPF) has provided care for over 1,100 expectant and new mothers in select counties in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Their signature program, Doula By... Read more.

A doula may ease the way for expectant mothers

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 OXFORD – Faith L. Amaro admits she “winged it” the first time she gave birth, and with less-than-happy results.

She couldn’t breastfeed her son, Noah, now 4, and post-partum depression settled in, she said. “I had a really bad experience with my first pregnancy,” said Mrs. Amaro, 25. “I was isolated and a... Read more.

Special assistance for at-risk mothers

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  Health Partners recently incorporated the use of “doulas” in our ever evolving Baby Partners program in order to meet the specific needs and improve health outcomes for our members with high-risk pregnancies. These competent caregivers, trained and certified  by Doulas of North America (DONA), are provided by Pettaway Pursuit Foundation, an exemplary agency with...  Read more.