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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

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

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. 

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

2020 Poverty Level Guidelines

When you’re applying for different types of assistance programs (food, cash, Medicaid, utilities, etc.), you may need to fall into a certain poverty level. These levels are based on your income and the number of people in your home. To learn more about the different types of programs, visit Michigan’s Department of Human Services. HHS POVERTY…

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:

Community Health Workers Adapt to Support Moms, Babies, and Families Virtually During COVID-19 Pandemic

From left to right: Felicia, Linda, and Nada, WIN Network: Detroit Community Health Workers   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, we have all been using technology more than ever to connect with one another. At WIN Network: Detroit, we are adapting our enhanced model of Group Prenatal Care (GPC) to a…

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

Group Prenatal Care Reunion May 2019

It’s our favorite time of year, group prenatal care reunion time, where our moms, families, and babies come back together for food, games, photos, and fun!   Building lasting relationships is a huge priority at WIN Network: Detroit, and one way we do this is through our group prenatal care reunions. Once our babies are…

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

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