Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO) was founded in 1974 as a multidisciplinary association of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving perinatal health. We provide up-to-date information on perinatal care practices, services and technical advancements and a great opportunity to network with professionals from the region.
Our Mission is to optimize perinatal health in Minnesota through education.
MNPQC Ambassador: Aiden R's story
Aiden was born nearly four months premature in the summer of 2018. He was just 1lb 4oz at birth and was in the NICU at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis for 129 days. While there he underwent multiple fetal surgeries (6), had three near death experiences, and at that time, he was the second baby with the longest hospital stay.
Aiden now - Happy & Thriving!
Aiden loves to play with his two dogs, Max and Bella. He loves music, books, and watching Finding Nemo. He absolutely loves bath time (it’s the end of the world when we have to take him out) and getting into EVERYTHING! Especially opening the dog kennel and laying with them inside - LOL ;).
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month
Infant Mortality is a serious issue that affects our nation’s health. The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) has developed a campaign, Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance, to celebrate babies living beyond the first year of life. With the infant mortality rate so high across the U.S, infants living beyond their first birthdays is a huge accomplishment for many families. Read More
Curious about minority health and infant mortality? Population profiles are available on the Office of Minority Health website.