Healthy Babies

This Subsidized Prenatal Program works in partnership with local obstetricians to assist uninsured or underinsured pregnant women in obtaining necessary prenatal care. We also offer transportation assistance.

 

Through a careful screening process, a limited number of families, who would otherwise be unable to afford needed medical care for new mothers and their unborn children, are chosen for this cost-sharing program.

To access this program you must be an active Healthy Start client. 

For more information, please contact the Healthy Start Program Director at 305-676-3841 or jessica.lariz@flhealth.gov

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Mental Health Program

This subsidized program works in partnership with highly trained mental health providers to assist uninsured or underinsured pregnant and postpartum families copy with PMADs and loss. 
 

PMAD stands for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, encompassing a wider variety of diagnoses formerly known as postpartum depression.  Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition is passionate about having resources to address PMADs in the Keys, as it comes to the forefront of maternal and child health in our community.

We have two mental health professionals in our community who contract with the Coalition to provide individual and group counseling services for families in need of support. With one counselor covering the Lower Keys and one in the Upper Keys, no matter where you are in Monroe County we are here for you.

Please call (305) 293-8424 for more information about this program.

Breastfeeding Education Class:

Learn how you and your family can feel confident, empowered, and prepared for your breastfeeding experience. While breastfeeding is a natural part of having a child, the art of latching the baby onto the breast is learned. Whatever your goals are for breastfeeding, this class can help you be prepared to meet them.

Class Topics Include:

*Rooming in with baby

*Breastfeeding positions

*The breast crawl

*Delaying the first bath

*Establishing & maintaining milk supply

*Hunger cues

*How to know if baby is getting enough

*Common challenges and how to overcome them

*Getting dad and family involved

*Bottle and pacifier use, what is best?

*And so much more!

Childbirth Education Class:

Learn how you and your family can feel confident, empowered, and prepared for your birth experience and beyond. These classes are wonderful for any birth, in any setting, and will help you be prepared for any path your birth takes. Birth partners are welcome to attend and learn their role in the labor and birth chapter of parenthood.

Class Topics Include:

*Birth options, including the benefits, risks, and alternatives of various birth options/interventions

*Creating a list of birth preferences for any type of birth

*Communicating with your care provider

*Stages of labor

* Signs of labor beginning

* Breathing and relaxation techniques

* Use of peanut ball and birth ball

* Upright birth positions

* Managing discomfort

* And much more!

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