Counseling & Ongoing Support

CONFIDENTIAL counseling at no-cost is a valuable thing when you need support. You will be assigned your own special Client Advocates who will help you to advocate for YOUR and YOUR BABY’S needs!

Counseling involves a one-on-one education or support session with your Client Advocate, where you can discuss any and all concerns that you have about pregnancy, relationships, your goals, parenting, etc.

PREGNANCY EDUCATION & SUPPORT

Your counselor will work with you on a monthly basis to support you through pregnancy.
You may learn about

  • Pregnancy symptoms and how to deal with them
  • Applying for insurance or Medicaid and other resources like WIC, food stamps, etc.
  • The importance of prenatal care and how to obtain it
  • Pregnancy ages and stages
  • Goal setting and how to maintain a successful career and education while pregnant
  • Childbirth education and preparation through a DVD series
  • Resources in the community that can help make you the best parent possible
  • How to deal with the emotions commonly felt during pregnancy (ah, those hormones!)
  • How to earn free baby items through our Merits for Moms program

PARENTING EDUCATION & SUPPORT

Your counselor will support you as needed throughout your baby’s first year of life.
You may learn about

  • Newborn baby care (bathing, burping, feeding, sleeping, etc)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Recovery from childbirth
  • Non-violent forms of discipline
  • How to deal with your emotions as a new mom
  • How to continue successfully with your educational and career goals while being a new mom
  • Obtaining child care for your baby
  • Other community resources to help you be the best parent possible