CEO & Founder, Houston Birthing Connection
"Houston Birthing Connection seeks to provide support for middle- and high-school students who are expectant parents in Harris County and the surrounding areas. Our primary goal is to empower young people to achieve the best futures possible for themselves and their children by providing information, resources, parenting education, Life Skills, Childbirth education and emotional support to pregnant and parenting teens." - Tieasha.
What We Specialize In
Teen pregnancy, childbirth, and childrearing present major social and economic challenges for teenage parents, their children, and society as a whole. Teen mothers are more likely to have lower educational attainment, a lower income, and a greater dependency on social services. Children of teen parents are more likely to be born prematurely, have more health problems, have a lower educational advancement, to be incarcerated, and to also become teenage parents themselves. These outcomes make teen pregnancy a part of the “cycle of poverty” that is so difficult to break. There is also a substantial economic cost to society. In 2010, for example, teen pregnancy and subsequent childbirth resulted in nearly $9.4 billion dollars in public costs for prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and first year of infant life care. In an effort to disrupt the cycle to poverty, Houston Birthing Connection is bringing in solutions of services.