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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:

Black Child Development Institute Milwaukee (BCDI-Milwaukee)

  • Co-facilitates the Community Action Network Committee
  • Provides Family Empowerment Program - Cultural Relevant curriculum
  • Provides Culturally Relevant Training for Partners and Community working with families

MyNP Professionals has partnered with the Healthy Start Program to provide primary care services ranging from Well-Woman Exam  that includes preventative screenings to prenatal visits  and facilitating collaboration between the patient and an established OB-GYN.

Children’s Wisconsin

  • Maternal Child Health Navigation support with:
    • 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

Easterseals- Safe Babies Healthy Families

  • Childbirth Education- 4- 2 hour sessions
    • What to expect in labor and delivery
    • Medical interventions
    • Comfort techniques
    • Postpartum Care
    • Baby Care
  • Baby 101 - 1-2 hour session
    • Baby Care- Diaper, swaddling, bathing
    • Safe Sleep
    • Carseat Safety
    • Comfort techniques for baby
    • CPR and Choking techniques

Milwaukee Health Department
The Milwaukee Health Department partners with Children’s Wisconsin to provide services to fathers who are enrolled in Milwaukee County Healthy Start. Fathers can be co-enrolled with the mother, or can be enrolled separately with a child that is less 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

Children’s Community Health Plan (CCHP)
The Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby Program is a free benefit to Children’s Community Health Plan and Together with CCHP members. Services may include:

  • Information and help finding resources in the community
  • Assistance with getting necessary health care and support
  • Personal support from a dedicated CCHP 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.