Healthy Beginnings +

"Healthy Beginnings +" is a program that utilizes the Wisconsin Prenatal Care Coordination Medicaid benefit. This pregnancy program helps pregnant women and their families receive health, nutrition, and well-being education, with the goal of having a healthy baby and family.

Services Provided

"Healthy Beginnings +" Brochure

  • Regular visits with a Public Health Nurse
  • Health, safety, and well-being 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)
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. 

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. Watch this short video.

For more information and for resources to help you quit, please visit smokefreewomen or the WI Tobacco Quit Line.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Science now understands how chronic toxic stress leads to physical and emotional ill health in our community. Learn how to help children heal emotionally by being aware of their situations and becoming an agent of hope.