SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A quilt was put on display at Springfield City Hall Monday. It was the idea of Project Baby, an organization in Springfield, as a way to bring awareness to the issue of infant mortality.
This was part of Project Baby’s 100 Acts of Kindness toward Pregnant Women campaign. They spoke with more than 1,000 residents, who each wrote an act of kindness that can support pregnant women, reduce stress, and improve birth outcomes. The quotes were put onto the quilt.
“Infant deaths in Springfield- we lose somewhere between 10 and 20 children a year before their first birthday; born alive and don’t make it to 365 days,” Dr. Andrew Balder said.
The quilt will be on display in a different place each month for the next nine months; the term of a pregnancy.