"Hooyo" - means mother in Somali. People’s Center Hooyo Project is a culturally inclusive group prenatal care model that integrates routine prenatal clinic visits with mindfulness-based therapies, prenatal care and childbirth education. Women more than 20 weeks of gestation are invited to participate in biweekly two-hour visits, with a goal of four to eight pregnant women at each visit. Women are free to attend the group visits in lieu of their individual prenatal visits until they give birth, and conversely, free to return to individual prenatal visits at any point during their pregnancy.
This project was co-created in partnership with Somali mothers and other community providers including Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE), prenatal yoga instructors, Women, Infant and Children (WIC), massage therapists, nutrition and pediatric providers who help us deliver these quality services. To learn more, please contact Christine Rangen at firstname.lastname@example.org