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Breastfeeding

With every new baby, it’s one big decision after another. For something so small they’re pretty complicated, but you’ve got this. You’re a pro! Deciding to breastfeed your baby is another big decision, and it’s an important one. If you aren’t sure if it’s right for you, check out some of the benefits of breastfeeding…

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

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

CHW Spotlight: Linda Reyes

Linda Reyes is a Community Health Worker (CHW) with WIN Network: Detroit, a lifelong Detroiter, mother, and grandmother. As a Community Health Worker, Linda helps women who are pregnant navigate their emotional, physical, and social needs. She guides women to the resources they need for themselves and their growing families, and works with a Certified Nurse Midwife…

Is it safe to get the flu shot while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

The flu shot is safe, even to get while pregnant or while you are breastfeeding. Getting the flu shot while pregnant helps prevent complications that can endanger you and your baby. If you get the flu while pregnant, your baby will be at a greater risk of developing birth defects, and the flu shot can

Where can I find free events for my kids and family in Detroit?

We’ll let  you in on a valuable secret! On the website, Commonwealth you will find tons of events and resources around the Detroit area! We love using this site to find resources to send out to our moms and families, and you can use it too! Click the “search” tab at the top of the page and

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