Parenting can be a joyful, exhilarating, and challenging experience regardless of whether the pregnancy was planned or not. Below is a brief list of resources for new parents that can help provide support, advice, and supplies once you have given birth.
Support for New Parents in West Virginia
Personal health care services, provided in the most relaxed setting imaginable: your home.
Whether you’re pregnant, need a birth control method, information about menopause or just want a checkup, we are ready to help you make informed choices about your health.
The Family Resource Center, conveniently located adjacent to Women and Children’s Hospital, provides many resources for first-time parents or parents who would like a refresher course when having another child.
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. We also provide health care professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to the latest research on lactation management.
“Every child deserves a good start.”
The Perinatal Partnership has a great list of resources for having a healthy pregnancy.
Located within the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, the Office of Nutrition Services administers several programs and initiatives designed to promote a healthy start for West Virginia’s children.
The West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) is a low cost health care plan for children and teenagers of working families. Working together, we will make sure your children get the high quality health insurance they need.
It’s easy to get more information about WVCHIP. Start by exploring this website. Just click one of the topics above or call us at: 1-877-WVA-CHIP
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CHIP Helpline operates: Monday – Friday 8AM to 8PM & Saturday 8AM to 4PM.
The Women’s Health Center’s Parent Program provides case management services to high-risk pregnant women and infants.
West Virginia’s Child Care Program is dedicated to improving the affordability, accessibility and quality of child care services.
Find a childcare facility close to you by going to this website: http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/ece/cccenters/