If these programs don’t operate in your area, you can call 211 and ask for a referral to a Home Visitation Program.
- Want to have an easier labor and support when you deliver? Then you want a Doula! A Doula is a specially trained woman who helps during childbirth, and if you want to breastfeed, she will help you get started. She is there for you and you alone. She does not work for your doctor, the hospital, or DCFS. If you are in foster care or probation, the Joy In Birthing Foundation will provide you with a Doula for free.
- Are you pregnant with your first baby and want to learn how to do things right? How would you like to have your own private registered nurse visit you in your home to help you have a healthy pregnancy, show you how to take care of your baby so their mind and body grow strong, and answer any questions you have about parenting? You can have all this and more for free by working with the Nurse Family Partnership.