Childbirth and Parenting Support
Yale New Haven Hospital's childbirth education program is dedicated to helping you and your family get off to the best start. Our maternity experts support you through pregnancy and beyond with innovative, affordable, educational resources and more.
Me and My Baby Program
The Me and My Baby Program offers prenatal care for uninsured pregnant women and pediatric care to children up to age 5. Services include prenatal and pediatric care, health education, care coordination and prescription drug coverage.
Me and My Baby provides access to maternity care for working women. Our outreach efforts help women get care, screening and detection early, and provides information about early prenatal treatment. Yale New Haven Hospital is the only hospital in the New Haven area to offer free pregnancy testing and counseling by a registered nurse.
For more information, please call 203-688-8086.
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.
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.