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Parenting Support and Maternal Wellness

Yale New Haven Hospital offers support for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and beyond, including our Maternal Wellness Program. 

Maternal Wellness Program

Pregnancy can be a time of great excitement, anticipation and joy. It can also be overwhelming as you adjust to your new role, make parenting decisions and feel exhausted. The Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Maternal Wellness Program is here to help you sort through these emotions and stressors. Our program’s licensed clinical social worker will provide you with support through your journey as a mother, to find relief from stress and any symptoms of perinatal mood, and anxiety disorders (PMAD) that may be present.

Learn more about the Maternal Wellness Program.

Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a program designed for uninsured pregnant women and offers free medical care, labor, delivery, nursing care, medications, counseling and other related services.

This program provides support to pregnant women and children to age 2, including outreach, counseling and case management of clinical care.

For more information, please call 203-688-3223 or 203-688-9146.

New Haven WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program

New Haven WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program seeks to improve breastfeeding rates among women enrolled in any New Haven WIC site through personalized support and education. Peer counselors are women from the community who have successfully breastfed, and are able to provide education and support to others who are interested in breastfeeding. The program provides a comprehensive model of home, community and hospital-based breastfeeding promotion and support.

A board-certified lactation consultant is available to help with complex issues. Peer counseling support is provided in English and Spanish. Certified interpretation is available for additional languages.

For more information about the Peer Counseling Program, please call 203-688-3925.

Project MotherCare

Project Mothercare connects patients to a primary care provider or specialist for the following services:

  • Prenatal care
  • Gynecological care
  • Primary care (adults)
  • Pediatric care
  • Immunizations
  • HIV counseling/testing
  • Additional support service

Project Mothercare is dedicated to its mission to improve access to quality care for women and newborns.


789 Howard Avenue, New Haven
Basement level – Tompkins
New Haven, CT 06519

Contact information:

Phone: 203-688-9159
Fax: 203-688-2970