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Dad and babyInformation, services and support

Many things contribute to a healthy and safe pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning a family, Healthy Start can help you get the information and services you need to have a healthy baby, raise a healthy family, and keep yourself healthy and strong. 


Maternal child-health navigators can connect you to the resources you need:

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  • Co-facilitates the Community Action Network Committee
  • Provides Family Empowerment Program - culturally relevant curriculum
  • Provides culturally relevant training for partners and communities supporting families

 

MyNP Professionals has partnered with the Healthy Start Program to provide primary care services. They range from well-woman exams that includes preventative screenings to prenatal visits and facilitating collaboration between patients and an established OB-GYN.

 

 

  • Maternal Child Health Navigators can provide:
    • Pregnancy support and education
    • Postpartum support and education
    • Family resources for a healthy home
    • Connections to resources for housing, safety, transportation and employment
    • Support groups
  • Mental and behavioral health support

 

  • Childbirth Education: four two-hour sessions
    • What to expect in labor and delivery
    • Medical interventions
    • Comfort techniques
    • Postpartum care
    • Baby care
  • Baby 101: one to two-hour session
    • Baby Care: diapering, swaddling, bathing
    • Safe sleep
    • Cars seat safety
    • Comfort techniques for baby
    • CPR and choking techniques

 

The Milwaukee Health Department provides services to fathers who are enrolled in Healthy Start. Fathers can be co-enrolled with the mother, or they can be enrolled separately with a child younger than 18 months old. Contacts with fathers can be by in-person home visits, phone calls, and text messages, and services include:

  • Individualized fatherhood/parenting support
  • Referrals to community resources based on goals and needs
  • Connection to additional fatherhood support programs and fatherhood groups

 

The Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby Program is a free benefit to Chorus Community Health Plans. Services may include:

  • Information and help finding resources in the community
  • Assistance with getting necessary health care and support
  • Personal support from a dedicated Chorus Community Health team that includes Spanish-speaking and breastfeeding support
  • Health education materials before and after the baby is born
  • Pregnant participants who join the program, complete goals, and reach milestones can earn incentives and gifts

Milwaukee County Healthy Start can help.