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Starting at around 28 weeks of pregnancy, your baby can smell the same things that their mother is smelling.

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From family planning and pregnancy to babies and kids, Helena has great resources for you.

 

 

Cover Montana: A one-stop-shop to learn about health coverage in Montana

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Plan First is a Montana Medicaid Waiver that covers family planning services for eligible women. Some of the services covered include office visits, contraceptive supplies, laboratory services, and testing and treatment of STDs. Click here to learn more.

 

 

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Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. Click here to learn more or call 443.7676.

Wondering if you’re pregnant? It’s best to know as soon as possible!

Support for a Healthy Pregnancy

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The Healthy Families team of nurses, nutritionists, and social workers will support you to learn all you can to have a healthy pregnancy and prepare for a healthy baby. Offering the home visiting programs: Parents as Teachers and the Nurse Family Partnership. To learn more call 406.457.8912 or click here.

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Florence Crittenton’s Residential Program and Community Services are aimed at wrapping services around young families and providing them with the tools & support needed to be successful. Offering the home visiting programs: Parents as Teachers and Safe Care. Call  406.442.6950 or click here.

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Pregnancy and Parenthood are filled with uncertainty. That is why Options Women’s Clinic offers a wide range of parenting services and life skills classes. To learn more call 406.422.1011 or click here.

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Smoking can make it more difficult to get pregnant, cause complications during pregnancy, and pose serious health risks for the baby after it is born.  Quitting can be really hard, this program helps. Click here to learn more. Want one-on-one support to quit or stay quit and earn free diapers? Call Lewis and Clark Public Health at 457.8912.

Breast feeding is a gift to you and your child that lasts a lifetime. Women who get support are more successful.

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Healthy Families Program at the Health Department. Don’t want to bring your baby out? FREE Support and lactation education from Registered Nurses (CLCs & IBCLCs).  Offering in home weight checks and lactation counselling. Call  406.457.8912 or click here to learn more.

 

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WIC — Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program.  Pumps and supplies for participants. Peer breastfeeding counselor available to support your nursing needs!  Call 406.457.8912 or click here to learn more.

 

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St. Peter’s Outpatient Lactation Clinic. After you have your baby, St. Peter’s offers help with breastfeeding if you need it. Call 406.442.2211 or click here to learn more.

 

mothers milk bank of MT Mothers Milk Bank of Montana collects, screens, and distributes human donor milk to infants who do not have access to their own mother’s milk. Click here to learn more.

 

 

Let us help you find all the resources that Helena has to offer, so your child can be happy and healthy.

 

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The Healthy Families team of nurses, nutritionists, and social workers will support you to learn all you can to have a healthy pregnancy and prepare for a healthy baby.  Offering the home visiting programs: Parents as Teachers and the Nurse Family Partnership. To learn more call 406.457.8912 or click here.

 

 

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Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS) is charged by the Federal Maternal Child Health Bureau to: “Support development and implementation of comprehensive, culturally competent, coordinated systems of care for children and youth who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. Click here to learn more.

 

 

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Worried about your asthmatic child? Learn what you can do to help them. A home visiting nurse from Lewis and Clark Public Health will provide you with education, supplies, and support. Click here to learn more or call 406.457.8912.

 

 

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Florence Crittenton’s Residential Program and Community Services are aimed at wrapping services around young families and providing them with the tools & support needed to be successful. Offering the home visiting programs: Parents as Teachers and Safe Care. Call  406-442-6950 or click here.

 

 

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WIC — Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program.  Pumps and supplies for participants. Peer breastfeeding counselor available to support your nursing needs!  Call 406.457.8912 or click here to learn more.

 

 

quit line

Smoking can make it more difficult to get pregnant, can cause complications during pregnancy, and can pose serious health risks for the baby after it is born.  Quitting also can be really hard. This program helps. Click here to learn more.

 

Want one-on-one support to quit or stay quit and earn free diapers? Call Lewis and Clark Public Health at 457.8912.

 

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Pregnancy and Parenthood are filled with uncertainty. That is why Options Women’s Clinic offers a wide range of parenting services and life skills classes. To learn more call 406.422.1011 or click here

 

 

 

 

Keep your child safe in the car!

It’s a familiar routine: strapping your child into his car seat before you get behind the wheel. But is your child really safe? Recent studies show more than 75% of car seats are incorrectly installed.

Check out the Buckle Up Montana! website to learn more about choosing the right car seat, properly installing it, the importance of boosters in the back seat, and more!

The Surgeon General provides a free family health portrait tool, which allows you to enter your family history of disease and illness. This can help your healthcare provider look out for genetic disorders and best care for your child.

Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. We also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover. You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.

United Way’s Born Learning – Promoting Health website offers tips on healthcare, nutrition, and sleep, so your child can grow up healthy.

The mission of La Leche League USA is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. For the Helena chapter, click here.

United Way Kansas City’s Born Learning Ages and Stages website helps you understand what’s happening at each stage of your child’s development.

Text 4 Baby   Learn as much as you can!  Sign up for this free mobile information service.

Mama Lode This online magazine and website are interactive, full of great information, and offer a way to connect to other adults devoted to the care and thriving of children.

Montana Parent Magazine This site and magazine offer you another great resource to keep you connected to your community.