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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

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. 

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

Car Seats and Booster Seats

The type of seat they need changes with their age and size, so be sure to keep track of their changing needs. Always follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for height and weight limits. This will let you know when your child has gotten too big for his car seat.

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

Family Planning

What is it? As you know, a new addition to your family means some big and exciting changes in your life. Being ready for these changes–mentally, physically and financially–can lower your stress. It will also help you to enjoy this exciting time in your life. Family planning involves creating a plan for your future and…

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

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