If you are pregnant in Pueblo, the choices on the place you may give beginning are restricted. Late final 12 months, St. Mary Corwin Hospital closed its beginning heart leaving Parkview Hospital as the one alternative outdoors of a house beginning with a midwife.But a pair of profitable girls locally are teaming up in hopes of giving anticipating mothers one other alternative.
They’re calling it another birthing heart. It began with a dialog at a assist assembly for nursing mothers. Family medication Doctor Leslie Dempsey mentioned knew the necessity exists however was afraid of beginning a enterprise herself.
“The business aspect of it scares me to death,” she mentioned.
Meanwhile yoga studio proprietor Christina McCann, who has gained a number of Best of Pueblo awards, understands enterprise however would not essentially have the medical experience the undertaking would want.
Their imaginative and prescient is to create an area the place pregnant girls can come for prenatal care, and later, ship their infants with each the peace of mind of a educated medical employees and the consolation of a house surroundings. The two had their first formal enterprise assembly simply two weeks in the past. Five days later, McCann pitched the thought to a panel of enterprise capitalists on the 2018 SOCO Entrepreneurial Competition.
“I haven’t slept a lot, haven’t had an opportunity to sleep, I really haven’t had a lot of time to catch my breath,” McCann mentioned.
Her lack of sleep paid off. The judges awarded the duo a lease on a property close to Parkview Hospital together with begin up cash for an ultrasound machine.
“We have the comfort of a doctor, comfort of a midwife, comfort of nurses, comfort of being at home as well. So you just are finding the in-between for everything that’s going on.”
For Dr. Dempsey, this enterprise is an opportunity to enhance prenatal care in Pueblo the place points reminiscent of preterm births, maternal drug and tobacco use and low beginning weights are all critical issues. She strongly believes these well being points might be instantly attributed to an absence of correct prenatal care.
“Just the fact that we can catch a population of women that may have not been getting prenatal care because they didn’t agree with the type offered or maybe they didn’t have access or the offices were too busy because we’re kind of short on providers.”
The girls hope to open the brand new beginning heart in about six months.
NOTE: This reporter hosted the 2018 SOCO Entrepreneurship Competition held Saturday April 7 at Pueblo Community College.