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WIN Network: Detroit would love to answer your questions about all things women's health, including pregnancy, maternal and infant health, and more! Currently, our program provides enhanced group prenatal care for Black women in the Detroit and Dearborn area. If you are seeking a resource for yourself or your family, please check out our "Resources" section for helpful links, websites, and organizations. If you need immediate help with a resource, we suggest calling United Way of Southeast Michigan at 2-1-1, where 24-7 operators can connect you to what you need.
  • Ask Winnie is for your questions about all things women's health, including pregnancy, maternal and infant health, and more! If you are seeking a resource for yourself or your family, please check out our "Resources" section for helpful information, links, websites, and organizations. If you need immediate help with a resource, we suggest calling United Way of Southeast Michigan at 2-1-1, where 24-7 operators can connect you to what you need.
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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

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