Prenatal

Our prenatal program helps pregnant women receive education and a further understanding of the medical care they and their growing babies need. A home visitor will work with you to provide information support as you prepare for the birth of your baby.

Specialized services are provided by certified Doulas for pregnant and postpartum moms.

This service is currently only available in Rock County and space is limited.

2019 proof of income and an interview are required to determine your eligibility in the program. Completing the application does not mean you are accepted.

Pregnant mothers with the greatest need for services will be placed first.

Please complete the application thoroughly so we know how to best serve you.

All information is kept confidential

Eligibility

WE ARE AN INCOME BASED PROGRAM AND WILL NEED YOUR 2019 INCOME:

If you currently receive one of the following we will need verification.
Example: award letter or current statement

  • SSI • W2 Cash Assistance
  • Foster Care Supplement
  • Kinship Care

If the incomes above do not apply to you, please send copies of all incomes below that apply to your family:

  • Tax Return
  • SSDI
  • W2 Employer Statement
  • Caretaker’s Supplement
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Written statement from the employer
  • Written statement for cash received for work
  • Child Support received for all children in the home

If none of these apply to you, please contact the enrollment office.

Please allow up to 30 days for processing the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for placement.

Please contact us with new address/phone number changes.

If you have any questions or need help with anything please call/email us:

Janice Kuchelmeister
[email protected]

Maria Olvera
[email protected]

Nancy Marx
[email protected]

What is a Doula?

A community-based doula is a person trained in childbirth that provides emotional, physical, and informational support to help women have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience.

Our doulas work with pregnant women and establish a relationship that gives the mother freedom to ask questions, and express their fears and concerns.  Doulas answer questions or explain any developments that arise during pregnancy.

Doulas are not medical personnel but are knowledgeable in the aspect of labor and delivery.  They help women get a better understanding of procedures and complications that may arise in late pregnancy or delivery.

Program Benefits

You can improve infant health, strengthened family supports to ensure ongoing family success.

Those successes may include:

    • Improved prenatal care
    • Fewer pre-term births
    • Increased birth weight
    • Fewer C-section deliveries
    • More positive birth experiences
    • Improved parenting skills
    • Increased mother-child interaction
    • Increased breast feeding rates

How Can I Participate?

If you are eligible for the Early Head Start Program, pregnant or anticipating pregnancy, and live in Rock County, you are welcome to be part of our services.

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