Prenatal Care: Giving Your Baby a Healthy Start?
If you know you are pregnant, or think you might be, call your doctor to schedule a visit. When you are pregnant, it is important to get prenatal care.
Prenatal care is care that women get when they are pregnant. It can help keep mom and baby healthy because doctors can see and take care of any health problems. Seeing a doctor more than once can help many problems and stop others. Doctors also can talk to pregnant women about things they can do to give their babies a good start to life.
To see a doctor in Wethersfield contact:
1260 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 102A
Wethersfield, CT 06109
What if I am pregnant and do not have insurance?
HEALTHY START provides full health coverage for income eligible pregnant women, including prescriptions and transportation to medical appointments. There are no premiums, co-pays or deductibles for any Healthy Start covered service.
The following centers in Hartford offer Healthy Start to Wethersfield residents:
Charter Oak Health Center
21 Grand Street
Hartford, CT 06109
City of Hartford – Health & Human Services – Maternal & Child Health
131 Coventry Street Hartford, CT 06112
Community Health Services
500 Albany Avenue Hartford, CT 06120
Hartford Hospital Women’s Ambulatory Health Services
111 Park Street, Hartford CT 06106
For more information about Healthy Start please visit www.211ct.org
Access Health CT
As of January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act guaranteed that all Americans – regardless of their health status or pre-existing conditions – will have access to coverage. In Connecticut, Access Health CT is the health insurance exchange/marketplace.
Visit www.AccessHealthCT.com for further information, or call 1-855-805-4325.
Nurturing Families Network
Will I be a good parent? How do I know what’s right for my new baby? What do I do if my baby cries all the time? These are just a few of the questions you may have when you have a baby – and you are not alone. These are normal questions that many parents ask. Nurturing Families Network (NFN) can help answer your questions while you are pregnant and after your baby is born so you feel ready to take care of your baby. FREE support can be given over the phone, at home or in a group.
If you want to know more about the Nurturing Family Network, you can sign up or call about a friend: call Erica Teixeira, Wethersfield Department of Social and Youth Services, (860) 721-2977, firstname.lastname@example.org
Breast Feeding Resources
La Leche of Connecticut
La Leche League of Connecticut is dedicated to helping mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. Volunteer Leaders provide monthly support meetings throughout the state. The mission of La Leche League International is to help mothers reach their own personal breastfeeding goals and to promote a better community understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.