Your Baby Deserves a Healthy Start…

Healthy Start is a voluntary no-cost home visiting program. The program provides a personal health team that consists of a Registered Nurse and a Care Coordinator for pregnant women and their babies up to the age of 18 months. The focus of the program is on education, care coordination and referrals to community resources. The goal is to decrease maternal and infant mortality rates, low birth weights, and preterm births in high-risk populations in Cobb and Douglas Counties.

Did you know?

  • More American women are dying of pregnancy related complications than any other developed country.
  • African American women are 3-4 times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than other races.
  • About 3 in 5 pregnancy related deaths can be prevented.
  • Low Birth weight babies are more likely than babies with normal weight to have certain health conditions later in life. Ex. diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure
  • A few ways you may be able to reduce your risk for preterm labor and birth are avoiding tobacco, alcohol and drug use, receiving prenatal care as soon as possible, maintaining a healthy weight before and during pregnancy, waiting at least 18 months between pregnancies.

Services offered include:

  • Breastfeeding Education and Support
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Education
  • Emotional Support
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Fatherhood Support Program – 24/7 Dads

Eligibility:

  • African American women
  • Less than 28 weeks pregnant
  • Live in Cobb or Douglas Counties

For more information, call: 770-635-0523