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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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How Do I Properly Store Breast Milk?
  Breast milk is an important source of nutrition for your baby. Whether you’re a new mother or an experienced one, understanding the proper storage routine for breast milk is needed to make sure it stays fresh and safe for your baby to drink. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of storing Read More
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
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
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
I don’t always have transportation. How am I supposed to get to my prenatal care appointments?
Not having reliable access to a car, bus, or other form of transportation can make it harder to get to your healthcare provider throughout pregnancy. There are many free transportation resources in Detroit, even during COVID-19. Additionally, WIN Network: Detroit has more remote offerings to make sure you can receive care. Resources in Detroit Cars: 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
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
What is HPV and how can I prevent it?
HPV stands for human papillomavirus, and it’s a group of many different viruses that can be transmitted through sexual activity. Some types of HPV cause genital warts (similar, but not the exact same thing, as genital herpes), and other types can lead to cancer. Both men and women can get HPV, and can get cancer caused Read More

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