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: Michelle Bisesi, Director of Nursing Services
Maternity & Child Health Team Members
Dawn Underwood & Peggy Faulk
Lisa Brown, RN
Stacey Hummel, Maternity Center Nurse Manager
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!