Pregnancy & Reproductive Health

At the core of every Network program is our goal that all babies are born healthy and stay healthy for life. Many factors influence healthy pregnancies and healthy births. Here at Mothers & Babies, our services reflect a wide range of topics: health care access, prenatal care, maternal smoking, postpartum depression, perinatal substance abuse, preconception health, spacing pregnancies, breastfeeding, parenting, infant development and safe baby and safe sleep for infants. Our staff work with other agencies and providers throughout the region, monitor data and listen to women and families so that we can be continuously be aware of the changing needs/issues for our region and to assure appropriate education and support services.

Everyone knows about pregnancy, but many don’t know or understand PERINATAL. Perinatal is the time surrounding — before, during and after — a pregnancy. Here at Mothers & Babies, we work with our prenatal care providers, the hospitals and others to make certain pregnant women can get into care and have the services they need to help improve their health and their babies’ health. Our staff offer education, information and support to the providers within the health care system. Network staff are here to provide women and their families with the help that they need to plan pregnancy, have the best possible birth outcomes and to thrive as a family with few complications and barriers. Mothers & Babies’ focuses on community and provider education, community awareness campaigns, helping pregnant and parenting women and families stop smoking, supporting women during their pregnancies through phone counseling and one-on one services.

Healthy You, Healthy Families Program

Our community health workers are individuals who are trained to help women of child-bearing age and their families with any health care or related issues they may have which could impact their reproductive health in general, their pregnancy and/or care of their infant.  Our CHWscan help women ages 15-44.

CHWs help with:

  • Getting health insurance or Medicaid
  • Finding a doctor
  • Family planning or birth control options
  • Free pregnancy testing sites
  • Free STD testing sites
  • Getting to appointments
  • Finding parenting information
  • Finding other services (food, clothing, housing help)

Call to register: 607-772-0517 x 122 or 1-800-231-0744 or email: healthyyou@mothersandbabies.org

Date

June 9, 2016