Ariel Tackett, who is 29 weeks pregnant, listens and rubs her belly during a Moms2B meeting a Mount Carmel West Hospital. The group was created to provide support to moms in areas that are experiencing high infant mortality rates. Pregnant women and new mothers are given a community through the group, one that is able to provide information and check-ins during and after pregnancy. 

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Anne Marie Phitayakorn, 31, holds her son Miles Phitayakorn while her husband Ron Phitayakorn carefully watch the monitor in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio on June 24, 2014. Miles, who was born weighing

Anne Marie Phitayakorn, 31, holds her son Miles Phitayakorn while her husband Ron Phitayakorn carefully watch the monitor in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Miles was born at 25 weeks gestation, he died 159 days later after multiple surgeries to keep him alive. 


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Jimmy Jenkins, 17, holds his girlfriend Mary Henley, 16, while she cries while discussing the loss of their child Jiimar D'angelo Jenkins at the Jenkins home in Columbus, Ohio on July 9, 2014. Jimmy and Mary lost their son to extreme prematurity on March
Jimmy Jenkins, 17, holds his girlfriend Mary Henley, 16, while she cries while discussing the loss of their child Jiimar D'angelo Jenkins. Jimmy and Mary lost their son to extreme prematurity.
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Brian Conrad reaches for a set of chimes given to he and his wife Niki Conrad as a gift of remembrance at their home in Blacklick, Ohio on July 7, 2014. The Conrads kept many of the mementos they were given after losing their son Blake Conrad to extreme p
Brian Conrad reaches for a set of chimes given to he and his wife Niki Conrad as a gift of remembrance at their home in Blacklick, Ohio. They feel that every time they hear the wind blow through them, their son is reaching out to them.
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Jennifer Iduozee, 30, breaks into tears while discussing the death of her daughter Princess to extreme prematurity in her home in Columbus, Ohio on July 8, 2014. Iduozee and her boyfriend Kirk Thomas, 50, were able to spend a month with their daughter bef

Jennifer Iduozee, 30, breaks into tears while discussing the death of her daughter Princess to extreme prematurity in her home in Columbus, Ohio. Iduozee and her boyfriend Kirk Thomas, 50, were able to spend a month with their daughter before she passed.

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Expecting mother Iracema Ibarra pastes correlating names to parts of the anatomy while receiving instruction from Maria Fernandez, L, during an exercise at a meeting of B'More for Healthy Babies Moms Club meeting at the Highlandtown Healthy Living Center
Expecting mother Iracema Ibarra pastes correlating names to parts of the anatomy while receiving instruction from Maria Fernandez, L, during an exercise at a meeting of B'More for Healthy Babies Moms Club meeting at the Highlandtown Living Center.
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Alyssah Munson cries as she remembers the death of her son Andrew Alan Edwin Roth at just six days old during an interview in her home in Columbus, Ohio on July 30, 2014. Andrew died due to complications from a genetic defect called Anencephaly which is c
Alyssah Munson cries as she remembers the death of her son Andrew Alan Edwin Roth at just six days old during an interview in her home in Columbus, Ohio.
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Nora Duran, 34, holds a footprint made of her son Kaniel Bucio who she lost to a genetic disorder soon after he was born. The hospital made the plaster footprint, she keeps it in a case with other materials. When Kaniel was born, Nora immediately knew som
Nora Duran, 34, holds a footprint made of her son Kaniel Bucio who she lost to a genetic disorder soon after he was born. The hospital made the plaster footprint, she keeps it in a case with other materials she has to remember him.
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I'Yonna Taylor, 17, is reflected in a mirror in her room that holds photos of her son Izaak Makai Taylor as well as his ashes at her home in Columbus, Ohio on July 29, 2014. Taylor's son died two hours after his birth on January 5, 2014. “I still kind of
I'Yonna Taylor, 17, is reflected in a mirror in her room that holds photos of her son Izaak Makai Taylor as well as his ashes at her home. Taylor's son died two hours after his birth.
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Michelle Jackson smiles while being readied for a bath by her mother Mickaela  Jackson at their home in Columbus, Ohio on August 12, 2014. Michelle lost her twin sister Melissa due to complications eight days after their birth. Michelle survived and is ho
Michelle Jackson smiles while being readied for a bath by her mother Mickaela Jackson at their home. Michelle lost her twin sister Melissa due to complications eight days after their birth.
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I'Yonna Taylor, 17, keeps the blanket of her son Izaak Makai Taylor above her bed at her home in Columbus, Ohio on July 29, 2014. Taylor's son died two hours after his birth on January 5, 2014. A pillowcase on her bed has his name painted on it, she is no
I'Yonna Taylor, 17, keeps the blanket of her son Izaak Makai Taylor above her bed at her home. Taylor's son died two hours after his birth on January 5, 2014. A pillowcase on her bed has his name painted on the front.
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Kay McCall cries while talking about the loss of her daughter Kamora Ivery during an interview in her home in Columbus, Ohio on July 30, 2014. Kamora died as a result of "Unsafe sleep" according to the coroners report. Unsafe sleep describes a variety of
Kay McCall cries while talking about the loss of her daughter Kamora Ivery during an interview in her home. Kamora died as a result of "Unsafe sleep" according to the coroners report, one of the most common causes of death for babies under one year old.
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