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Maternal/Child Health

Maternal & Child Health Initiative

Maternal & Child Health Goal:  To improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children and families

2017 Priorities:  Reduce the Johnson County Infant Mortality Rate (7.5%) by focusing on the following initiatives:

  • Promote early and adequate prenatal care
  • Decrease early elective deliveries before 39 weeks
  • Promote safe sleep initiatives
  • Increase breastfeeding duration and exclusivity 


Free Childbirth Education Class!

From the moment you realize you are pregnant through your last trimester and beyond, there is a class for you at Great Expectations!

Next class:  Saturday, August 22


Car Seat Programs

Statistics show that at least four out of five car seats are used incorrectly.  Improper use of a child safety seat can lead to severe injury or death.  The following departments have certified child passenger safety technicians who provide free car seat inspections and instruct families on how to properly install and secure seats in their vehicles.

Car seats and booster seats are available at no cost to those individuals needing  a car seat and have financial need.  Proof of participation in a state or federal government assistance program is required for free car seats.

To see a list of Child Safety Seat Inspection Sites:   CLICK HERE

Safe Sleep Crib Programs

If your baby does not have a safe place to sleep, contact:

Family Services & Prevention Programs - Johnson County Safe Sleep Program

360 S. Madison Ave., Suite 208, Greenwood, IN  46142


39 Weeks Campaign

Maternity & Child Health Team Chair:  Stacey Hummel, Nurse Manager - Maternity Center

Maternity & Child Health Team Members

Angelcare, Inc.

Yadi Garcia

Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Cora Butler

Michelle McMahon

Lisa Wells

Dawn Underwood

Dawn Underwood & Peggy Faulk

Sonya Ware-Meguiar

Head Start

Cyndi Bedwell

Healthy Families

Renee Martinez

Johnson County Community Corrections

Kim Hammett

Johnson County Health Department

Lisa Brown, RN

Johnson County WIC

Cindy Boughton

Johnson County Women's Care Group

Tammy Holm

Johnson Memorial Hospital

Stacey Hummel, Maternity Center Nurse Manager

LaLeche League

Kathy Robertson

MD Wise, Inc.

Melissa Simmons

Period of Purple Crying

Julie Miller

ProKids Inc/First Steps

Katerina Groves

Nancy Voris

Turning Point

Stephanie Cunningham

WindRose Health Network

Judy Jacobs, Carey Frazier

Did your know...

...That you are twice as likely to deliver a low birth weight baby if you smoke?

...That your baby has twice the risk of SIDS if you smoke?

...You have a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy if you smoke?

...You have a 30-50% higher risk of miscarriage if you smoke?

Call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or go to Baby Love

for the help you need. It's free!

Few things in life are more exciting than the birth of a new baby, but it can also be stressful. During this time - perhaps more than any other - it's important that you take care of yourself.

Our Ultimate Guide to Self Care for New Moms will help you know what to expect and provide ways to make this transition easier. We'll cover topics like:

  • Why self care is important
  • Specific ways to take care of yourself physically and emotionally
  • Tips for the entire family

If you're a new mom or mom-to-be, this guide is for you!

Maternal & Child Health Meeting Minutes