5 Resources for Expectant Parents, Courtesy of the Birth Companions

5 Resources for Expectant Parents, Courtesy of the Birth Companions

Sam DiStefano
By Sam DiStefano  | 

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and those who are expecting. May your day be full of joy, laughter, and the warmth of the love you generously share. Thank you for all you do. The Birth Companions program would love to extend 5 great resources in the Baltimore area to all expecting mothers!

Baltimore Healthy Start:

This program provides comprehensive assistance for pregnant women and new moms, including prenatal care, childbirth education, parenting workshops, and referrals to community resources.

Women, Infants, and Children Program:

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutritional foods, breastfeeding support, and access to healthcare services to low-income pregnant women, new mothers, and young children in Baltimore.

Healthy New Moms:

Healthy New Moms is a program of the Mental Health Association of Maryland, supported by the Maryland Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration. The program raises awareness of prenatal mood and anxiety disorders and provides support and services to mothers, families, and providers throughout the state.

Baltimore City Health Department:

The Baltimore City Health Department offers a variety of maternal and child health services, including prenatal care, family planning, vaccines, and home visiting programs for pregnant women and families with young children.

Birth Companions:

Birth Companions is a 100% free service that is designed to support women before birth, during labor and birth, and after birth with their continuous presence and complementary interventions. Nursing students from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing provide emotional, informational, educational, and physical support to women and serve as advocates during the entire childbirth process.

Happy Mother’s Day again to all!

About the Author: Alexys Olson

Alexys Olson is a rising 5th semester MSN Entry into Nursing student at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She has a background of a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Health and Society (Public Health) from Beloit College in Southern Wisconsin, where she was a three-sport-collegiate-athlete and heavily involved in the Beloit community. Two of her most proud accomplishments are being a Clinical Nurse Extern at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Birth Companion (Doula) for SON. Alexys is passionate about helping individuals and women in their most vulnerable states and appreciates all the opportunities that the school of nursing and nursing as a whole has given her so far! 

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