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Resources for Moms and Moms-to-be

Below are a number of links to educational and informational resources Moms and Moms-to-be may find useful.


WIC Breastfeeding Support
During a woman’s pregnancy, the WIC Program teaches her how to breastfeed. Once she’s had her baby, WIC provides peer counseling and support as well as breast pumps and other breastfeeding supplies. Breastfeeding moms on WIC also receive more food and for a longer time period.


Before, Between and Beyond Pregnancy Website
The Before, Between and Beyond Pregnancy Website offers guidance and resources for patients and practitioners on integration of preconception care into practice.


Texas Health Steps
Texas Health Steps provides regular medical and dental checkups and case management services to babies, children, teens, and young adults at no cost to you.

If your child's doctor finds a health problem during a checkup, he or she can make sure your child gets the medical care that is necessary to help prevent problems that could make it hard for your child to learn and grow.


March of Dimes
The March of Dimes has valuable resources for mothers- and fathers-to-be. Videos, learning resources and online tools cover every aspect of your reproductive health. They also have supportive resources for parents of newborns being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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Childbirth Connection
ChildbirthConnection.org is a source for trustworthy up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period. Founded in 1918, Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of maternity care. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care for all women and families.

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Medicaid Health Insurance
For those women without private insurance who need access to prenatal care, there are options.
The Texas Medicaid Program is available to those who qualify by virtue of their income, residency and pregnancy status.
CHIP Perinatal provides prenatal care for those mothers who do are not eligible for Medicaid due to their income or residency status.
In addition, the DSHS Office of Title V & Family Health offers the Title V Fee-for-Service Program in which uninsured mothers can receive prenatal care through participating contractors if they meet certain income criteria.
The Texas Women’s Health Program provides low-income women with family planning exams, related health screenings and contraception through Texas Medicaid.

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Case Management for Children & Pregnant Women
Case Management for Children & Pregnant Women provides services to children with a health condition/health risk, birth through 20 years of age and to high-risk pregnant women of all ages, in order to help them gain access to medical, social, educational and other health-related services.


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Last updated June 25, 2014