Family Planning and Prenatal Care Guidance
This program's goal is to improve the health of pregnant women and give their babies a healthy start in life. Services include:
- Family planing education
- Preconception and interconception health information
- Enrollment in Family PACT insurance
- Pregnancy testing
- Options counseling and education
- Prenatal Vitamins
- Resources on nutrition, prenatal care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, SIDS, and child development
- Referrals for Presumptive Eligibility insurance and medical providers
- Assistance with enrollment in Medi-Cal
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Mono County Health Department in Mammoth Lakes at (760) 924-1830.
Prenatal Health Education
Flu shots are an essential part of prenatal care because the flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women and babies less than 6 months old. When everyone in the family gets a flu shot – they protect baby from getting the flu.
Las mamás que se vacunan pasan los anticuerpos a sus bebés, protegiendo así al bebé – y a sí mismas – contra la gripe. Los bebés que tienen menos de 6 meses y les da la gripe tienen el riesgo más alto de ser hospitalizados. #fluandpregnancy
Opioid use can cause problems for a developing baby in the early weeks of pregnancy, even before a woman knows she is pregnant. The California Department of Public Health is working to educate California’s moms-to-be and families about the risks associated with opioids during pregnancy
May is Maternal Mental Health Month, but this 60-second educational video is appropriate to show year-round. Teach families, especially moms and moms-to-be, about perinatal depression and help them learn that seeking help is a sign of strength.