- What does the COVID-19 Delta Variant mean for me and my family?
- While cities and states have been opening up this summer, COVID-19 cases are rising due to the Delta variant. The Delta variant is a type of COVID-19 that spreads more easily and is more dangerous. More and more children are testing positive for COVID-19 and some children have died from COVID-19. It’s more important than Read More
- What is respectful maternal care?
- Trigger warning: abuse Having a good experience at a healthcare visit is very important. “Respectful maternal care” is the type of care you should be getting during pregnancy and birth. You should feel respected, listened to, and valued when you are gettin care. The World Health Organization says that respectful maternal care is a human Read More
- What are the benefits of family planning?
- Family planning helps a woman choose when to have a baby (or not to have one at all). This can be done many ways, but some common options are birth control methods such as pills and IUDs. Even common items such as condoms are a form of family planning because they help you to not Read More
- How can I keep my baby safe as COVID-19 restrictions loosen?
- As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across the country, it is still important to be careful when taking your baby into public spaces. All COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan have officially been lifted on June 22, so here are some things to keep in mind to protect your family. Read More
- Is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I want to have a baby in the future?
- Yes, you will still be able to have a baby after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine won’t harm a pregnancy or make it harder to get pregnant. There is currently no evidence that any vaccine changes fertility. Women have become pregnant after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not change the Read More
- Can I Develop Diabetes While Pregnant?
- Diabetes is a chronic disease that develops when your blood sugar (blood glucose) levels are too high. If you are pregnant, you can develop gestational diabetes (gestational means the time when you are pregnant). About 7 in 100 pregnant women will get gestational diabetes. Even though it usually goes away once a woman is no Read More
- How long are you supposed to wait in between having babies?
- It is recommended that you wait at least 18 months in between each pregnancy. This means after you give birth, wait one and a half years to get pregnant again. This gives your body time to heal from a previous pregnancy before having another. It also gives you and your family time to bond with Read More
- What is a Community Health Worker?
- We talk a lot about Community Health Workers, or CHWs. In our group prenatal care program, we use CHWs to co-facilitate group sessions along with Certified Nurse Midwives. So exactly what are Community Health Workers? Community Health Workers are dynamic, frontline public health workers who have a very close understanding of and relationship with the Read More
- I’m Pregnant, How Can I Get Health Insurance?
- When you are pregnant, you may go to your healthcare provider more often than usual to make sure you and your baby are healthy. Health insurance (also referred to as a health plan or health coverage) can help pay for this care so that you do not need to pay the entire cost out of Read More