MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH
Well Badger Resource Center
The Well Badger Resource Center is a health information and referral service operated by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF), in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services . Well Badger is the new home of the Wisconsin MCH Hotlines. Click here to access their website
First breath is a program designed for pregnant women and new moms. This program helps with developing and sticking with a plan to either cut back or quit smoking all together. A Public Health Nurse will meet with pregnant women or new moms regularly to provide information, education, and support on the dangers of using tobacco during pregnancy and outcomes after.
Quit Line: Smoking Cessation 1-800-784-8669
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Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC)
Prenatal care coordination helps eligible women have the healthiest baby possible. Public health nurses provide education, support and connection to other community resources through conducting regular home visits throughout the pregnancy. By educating expectant mothers on the importance of medical prenatal visits, the harm of alcohol and smoking on an unborn baby, infant development and proper prenatal nutrition, the chance of a healthy new baby increases.
First time parents of newborns will be contacted to offer a home visit with a Public Health Nurse. The Nurse will assess the newborn as well as provide information, support, and access to continuing care and resources for families with newborns
TalkReadPlay Homevisting Program
Eligible families are visited regularly throughout their baby's first year of life to support them in this exciting and stressful time. Parents are their childs first and best teacher. Our staff works with families to provide simple, everday activities parents can do with their child to help them learn and develop. To learn more about the TalkReadPlay movement and to download the Vroom app click here
Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Clinics
Jefferson County WIC comes to the Watertown health department 3 days a month. Please contact their office for appointments and questions.
*Jefferson County WIC covers all of Watertown
For provisional information about Maternal Child Health,
please see Wisconsin State Statute 253