Frequently Asked Questions about Healthier Moms and Babies

Do you have questions about Healthier Moms and Babies? If so, we are here to help you better understand what we can do for you and your baby. Wondering where you can get health care if you can’t afford it?  Need some guidance on understanding your pregnancy? You are not alone. We are here to help you through your pregnancy and caring for a newborn.  It’s not always easy; in fact, it can be stressful.  We are here to offer guidance, advice and some great resources to help you have a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby and be the best mom you can be.  Please look below to get a better understanding of what we offer mothers and their babies.

To see the answers click on the questions below.

How do I start your service?

You can sign up online by clicking here for our confidential online application for services, or you can call our office at 260-425-3348

What about after the baby is born?

We work with other organizations that can help you and your baby after the baby is born. We will come visit you several times after the baby is born until the baby is two months old. Many of the organizations that we work with will help you with you and your baby until the baby turns 3 years old.

Who is eligible for your service?

Pregnant women in Allen County who are less than 28 weeks (or about 7 months) pregnant. We want to work with you as early in the pregnancy as possible.

What does it cost?

Nothing for you. The cost for our services is provided from foundations, the State Department of Health and donations.

Who makes the home visits?

We have nurses and social workers. You’ll be matched with one of them according to your needs. They are all experienced professionals and parents, specially trained to help you.

How will Healthier Moms and Babies help me?

We know pregnancy can be stressful, especially if you weren’t expecting to be expecting. Often it changes your most important relationships—with your family or the baby’s father—and not always for the better. Sometimes working and having an adequate income is more difficult because of nausea and doctor appointments, and you may need help in ways you never did before. And some women have other health problems that complicate the pregnancy.

We visit you once a month, usually in your home, so you don’t have to get to us. We listen to your concerns and questions about the pregnancy and your situation. We educate you about the pregnancy, especially on what’s normal and what’s worth reporting to your doctor. We help you get the services you need for yourself and your baby from other community agencies, and we advocate for you if you have trouble getting what you need.