For over 25 years, we have improved the health and wellness of teen parents and their babies by educating them in all aspects of pregnancy. All of our classes are FREE OF CHARGE and available to teens age 19 or younger who are pregnant for the first time.
• To better the lifetime health of mother and child
• To better the lifetime economic standing and social stability of mother and child
• To decrease child abuse and second pregnancies
• To encourage better school performance and graduation rates
• To promote greater self-esteem and confidence
PREPARING FOR CHILDBIRTH
Invaluable information will be shared to help prepare teens for the physical and mental changes they will experience during pregnancy. Topics such as prenatal nutrition and exercise, labor and delivery techniques, medication options, how to recognize the warning signs of various problems, new baby care, breastfeeding, and know when to go to the hospital will be covered among others.
After completing the class, the teen parents will receive a FREE CAR SEAT.
After delivering their baby, teens will benefit greatly from continued support and education. This includes classes on infant care, age appropriate play, basic nutrition, child-proofing your home, stress reduction, budgeting, first aid, child abuse prevention, birth control and STD prevention, how to be a parent while living with your parents, and much more.
Participants will receive a FREE BABY ITEM at every class. The class is open to all pregnant and parenting teens and may bring their babies up to 6 months of age.
Monthly support groups are offered to address a variety of teens’ needs including job readiness and life skills.