Perinatal Services

Perinatal Services for Modoc County Women

If you think you may be pregnant, are pregnant, or have just had a baby, contact Tanya Schulz, RN, PHN to find out about the perinatal services Modoc County Public Health offers

 

Call: (530) 233-6311 or 1-800-762-3003

or come by our office:

441 North Main St, Alturas, CA 96101

 

Free confidential services for women who may be pregnant:

·        Pregnancy testing/preconception counseling at Public Health on Tuesdays from  9-10am or whenever a nurse is available (call to schedule an appointment)

·        Education on healthy lifestyle choices before pregnancy

·        Information on birth control options and plan B

·        Referrals to local clinics for Family Pact services

·        Free condoms

·        Prescription for folic acid (cost is covered for those who have MediCal)

·        Counseling and referrals for adoption and abortion services

Free confidential services for pregnant women:

·        Home visits by a Public Health Nurse

·        Education about how to keep yourself and your baby healthy during pregnancy

·        Videos and books about pregnancy, labor, delivery, and baby care

·        Gas vouchers for out of county prenatal appointments for women who have MediCal

·        First 5 New Parent Kits for women in their 3rd trimester

·        Education on childbirth, postpartum care, and newborn care

 

Free confidential services for postpartum women

·        Breastfeeding support in the home or at the office

·        Weight and jaundice checks for baby

·        Gas voucher for out of county postpartum medical appointment for women who have MediCal

·        Education on postpartum, breastfeeding and newborn care

 

RECIPE: Healthy Baby

Serves: One Family

 

1. Pregnancy planning

2. Healthy lifestyle habits

3. Early and continuous prenatal care

4. Good nutrition

5. Folic acid

6. No alcohol, drugs, or tobacco

7. Education about pregnancy, birthing and baby care

 

Mix together well—Bake with love and patience for 9 months

Healthy Moms = Healthy   Babies

 

Additional Resources

Before you get pregnant

v Every Woman California: http://www.everywomancalifornia.org/index.cfm

v CDC Preconception Health Page: http://www.cdc.gov/preconception/index.html

v California Department of Public Health Preconception Page: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/preconception/Pages/default.aspx

During Pregnancy

v Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CPSP/Pages/default.aspx

v ACOG: http://www.acog.org/For%20Patients.aspx

v March of Dimes: http://www.marchofdimes.com/index.aspx

v CDC Pregnancy Page: http://www.cdc.gov/pregnancy/

v My Plate for Pregnancy: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/mypyramidmoms/

v Text for Baby:

After your Baby is Born

v California WIC: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/default.aspx