Medical students Offering Maternal Support (MOMS)
The Medical students Offering Maternal Support (MOMS) Program ("Dando a Luz" for Spanish speaking patients) is an extracurricular medical student initiative providing support services and community education to pregnant, socio-economically, high-risk women in the Madison area. This patient population faces an increased risk of inconsistent involvement in prenatal care. The MOMS program attempts to provide the support and encouragement needed to reduce this risk. The program consists of matches between medical student volunteers, expectant mothers and their physicians for a period of five to 12 months. Students also attend discussions and informational sessions on pregnancy and high risk pregnancy topics.