The Mother and Child Health Coalition wants new moms to know safe options for their newborn children

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Anne Biswell, a spokesperson for the Mother and Child Health Coalition in the metro, said new moms under stress need to know they have a safe place to turn for help.

The coalition has flyers in different languages promoting the safe places a woman can leave her newborn.

In Missouri, moms can leave their newborns up to 45 days old at any

  • Hospital
  • Fire department 
  • Ambulance station 
  • Police station
  • Maternity home or pregnancy resource center

 

In Kansas, moms can leave their newborns up to 45 days old at any

  • Hospitals
  • Fire department
  • City or county health department and
  • Police stations

 

The babies should be handed to an on-duty employee at the safe haven.

Find out more from the National Safe Haven Alliance at http://www.nationalsafehavenalliance.org/.

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Cynthia Newsome can be reached at cynthia.newsome@kshb.com.

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