It’s a late-September morning and paramedic Darren Forman steps up to a front door showered with dried corn stalks and fall-themed decor. Forman, holding a bag in one hand and a scale in the other, has arrived for his second appointment of the day.
Forman has run Project Swaddle for the Crawfordsville Fire Department since its launch in 2018. It is a service that aims to provide health care to mothers with risky pregnancies. Each day he meets with at-risk pregnant women and new moms and their newborns with a goal to improve maternal and infant outcomes.
Forman, a long-time paramedic, was tapped for Project Swaddle because of his more than 20 years of experience as a car seat technician for the fire department. Also — his love for working with moms and children.
“Every medical has a social aspect, and every social has a medical aspect,” Forman said.