Pregnancy Overview

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Washtenaw County has a wide variety of resources available for expectant parents to help make this time less stressful, keep the mother-to-be healthy, and result in a healthy baby.

 

  • Regular Checkups
    Regular visits with your health provider will let you know how you are doing.
  • Washtenaw County Resources for Pregnant Women
    This site has links for many programs (health coverage, maternal health, smoking cessation, parenting classes, birthing classes, etc.), all dealing with assistance to provide healthy pregnancy outcomes.
  • Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
    Any pregnant woman or baby under 1 year old who is enrolled in Medicaid, Healthy Kids or MOMS may qualify for MIHP. Some of the program benefits are: help provide transportation to medical appointments; home visits by a nurse, social worker, and nutritionist; referrals to community agencies; help with needed baby supplies. To apply for this program, please call 734-544-2984 or 734-544-6700.

  • Women, Infant and Children (WIC)
    Women, Infant and Children (WIC) is a health and nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC also provides nutrition education and counseling and help accessing health care. To apply for WIC services please call 734-544-6800.
  • Health Coverage for Pregnant Women
    You may qualify for free or low-cost health care coverage available to pregnant women if you are pregnant without health insurance, need health care, and cannot affort to pay for private health insurance.
  • Coalition for Infant Mortality Reduction
    The Washtenaw County Coalition for Infant Mortality Reduction is made up of individuals and groups who are concerned about reducing infant mortality rates in our county, and in particular reducing racial disparities in infant mortality and in low birth weight/premature delivery.

 

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