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Healthy Beginnings +
Introduction
"Healthy Beginnings +" is a prenatal care corrdination program that helps pregnant women and their families receive health, nutrition, and well-being education, with the goal of having a healthy baby and family.

Every woman's journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child. View these “Incredible facts about babies, breastmilk, and breastfeeding”.

Common Breastfeeding Challenges: Breastfeeding can be hard at times, especially in the early days. But remember that you are not alone. Lactation consultants can help you find ways to make breastfeeding work for you and your baby. And while many women are faced with one or more of the challenges listed here, many women do not struggle at all. Each baby and their breastfeeding experience is unique.

Services Provided

"Healthy Beginnings +" Brochure

  • Regular visits with a Public Health Nurse
  • Health and safety education
  • Connection to community resources that meet your needs such as:
    • Daycare
    • Birthing classes
    • Food Pantry
    • Health care
    • Financial counseling
    • Housing
    • Nutrition
    • School completion 
  • Labor and delivery education
  • Information on infant care and maternal postpartum care
  • Visits after baby is born to provide additional guidance, information, and support (New Baby Visits)

Smoking During Pregnancy
If you are pregnant, it is never too late to quit smoking. There are benefits to quitting smoking at any stage of your pregnancy. Quitting as soon as possible will help protect you and your baby from some health problems, such as low birth weight. Watch this short video.

For more information and for resources to help you quit, please visit smokefreewomen.


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