Each month a nurse or social worker visits the pregnant woman. Services are provided from as early in the pregnancy as possible until the month that baby turns 2 months old. We work with various social service agencies to transition the babies of our clients to their child development programs to continue offering support to our moms. The goal of this care is to reduce the number of preterm deliveries, save families and the community thousands of dollars, reduce stress and ‘nurture new beginnings’. Spanish-speaking and Burmese women are served in their languages.
Baby Me Tobacco Free
Baby & Me Tobacco free is offered to pregnant women who smoke to provide education and support to quit smoking and stay quit. The program requires that pregnant women attend four prenatal counseling cessation sessions to receive education and support for quitting smoking and staying quit. Women who quit and stay quit will receive a monthly voucher for diapers throughout the first year of life. Along with providing support to women who are participating in the program, Healthier Moms and Babies staff will give carbon monoxide breath tests to ensure that the women are not smoking in order to receive the diaper vouchers.