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Pregnancy Resources

Iowa pregnancy services and resources

Maternal Health Programs

Iowa’s Maternal Health Programs provide family centered, community based services.  IDPH Maternal Health Centers provide preventive health services to Medicaid eligible and other low income pregnant individuals. Medical services provided by Maternal Health Centers follow the standards of the American College of OB/GYN for ambulatory obstetric care.  Locate your local Maternal Health Center here and find out if you qualify for services! 

Doula Services for African American/Black Identifying Pregnant Individuals

A doula is a trained, non-medical professional who will provide continuous emotional and physical support before, during, and after childbirth. Limited Doula Services are currently available through a pilot project in Polk, Black Hawk, Scott, and Dubuque Counties.  If you live in one of these counties and identify as Black or African American, contact your local agency for more information and to find out if you qualify!

Black Hawk County:

  • Allen Women's Health: 319.235.5090
  • Black Hawk County Health Department: 319.291.2413 (ask to speak with Michelle or Tonya)

Dubuque County

  • Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association: 563.556.6200 Ext 1916

Polk County

  • EveryStep: 515.558.9946

Scott County

  • Scott County Health Department: 563.328.4114

Family Support

Family support programs, also known as home visiting programs, share information, education and champion families.  Family support programs strive to provide skills related to parenting, child development, growing problem solving techniques and strengthening family relationships.

Family support staff advocate, assist in enhancing parenting skills, and help caregivers find someone they can depend on. Three key areas of focus are: maternal and child health, school readiness, and strong families. These programs and visits take place within the family’s own home for comfort and ease.  Eligibility varies by program.

Nine2Thrive

EveryStep’s Nine2Thrive program helps support the healthy development of your baby during pregnancy by identifying risks and providing a support system.  

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. WIC has been helping families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies since 1974.

I-SmileTM

I-Smile™ is a statewide program that connects Iowans with dental, medical, and community resources to ensure a lifetime of health and wellness. I-Smile is for kids and pregnant individuals - find your I-Smile Coordinator here

Family Planning

The Title X Family Planning Program is the only Federal program dedicated solely to the provision of family planning and related preventive health services. The program is designed to provide contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them, with priority given to persons from low-income families. 

Pregnancy information and resources

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Planning your pregnancy

Quitline

Family Planning

CDC Reproductive Health

Womenshealth.gov

Information for your pregnancy

Pregnancy Options

Quitline

Count the Kicks

Healthy Families Line (provides information about maternal and child health) 

1-800-369-222

Mental Health Resources

Postpartum Support International HelpLine* 

1-800-944-4773
#1 En Español or #2 English

Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN)
Text en Español: 971-203-7773

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

*For emergencies or individuals in crisis, call your local emergency number or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Postpartum resources

Breastfeeding support

SIDS and Safe Sleep

Shaken Baby Prevention - Period of PURPLE Crying

New Mom Health

Postpartum Support International

Mental Health Resources

Postpartum Support International HelpLine* 

1-800-944-4773
#1 En Español or #2 English

Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN)
Text en Español: 971-203-7773

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

*For emergencies or individuals in crisis, call your local emergency number or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Your Life Iowa

Beyond the Blues