Birth Resources

I have been collaborating with Sheila Ramgopal at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center and with Sara Ginsburg to compile and share information on health plans, programs and resources related to birth control, abortion, sexual health care, birth and care of young children, trans health care and gyne care. Our focus is on people with low incomes.

Thank you also to Zoe Mizuho for feedback on birth resources.

This information is difficult to get. Too difficult. Hopefully these spreadsheets will support you and/or your loved ones in making the choices that are best for you and for them. Choices are awesome.


(412) 350-5801 WIC (Women, Infants and Children) serves income-eligible and medically or nutritionally at-risk pregnant women, breastfeeding and bottle-feeding mothers, infants and children up to the age of five.

WIC offers nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, and food vouchers redeemable at participating grocery stores for infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juices and other nutritious foods.

UPMC Doulas – Birth Circle
412-441-3701 No-cost doula services who have UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, or UPMC for Life if they reside in, receive OB care in, and will deliver in Allegheny County.

Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health
(412) 321-6880
2831 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15222
The Midwife Center provides safe, personalized prenatal care, childbirth care, and primary gynecological care for people of all ages. We believe that pregnancy and birth are a normal, natural part of life… “If you do not have insurance, we can assist you in applying for medical assistance. If you do not qualify for medical assistance you may be eligible for sliding-scale care. The Midwife Center also offers payment plans.

**Sign up as soon as you know you’re pregnant
Medical Assistance for Pregnant Women & Children
412-565-2146 “215% Federal Poverty Level Income Limit””-Provides health care coverage to underinsured or uninsured pregnant women and infants
-Full scope of medical services coverage
-Coverage for the pregnant woman eligible for and receiving Medical Assistance is continued for 60 days after the birth
-Proper prenatal care
-Early detection and treatment of health problems
-Helps in decreasing infant mortality
-Helps in decreasing low birth weight, which is tied to health problems later in life”” VALID UNTIL 6 WEEKS POST BIRTH FOR THOSE OTHERWISE INELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID”

Healthy Start

412-247-4009 “If you are pregnant, a new parent or have any children age 2 and under, you are eligible to receive free services through Healthy Start.
Those services include:
-Case management services by nurses and outreach workers
-Help in identifying and connecting families with other health and social services
-Help families with children stay up-to-date on shots, well baby visits and other medical services
-Postpartum depression screening and referral
-General health and prevention education on:
+Prenatal/Postpartum Care
+Childbirth Education
+Excercise & Nutrition
+HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)
+Smoking Cessation
+Substance Abuse
+Spouse/Significant other support
+Breastfeeding support”

Latterman Family Health Center – McKeesport
Provides prenatal and pediatric care.

UPMC Family Care Connection
Various support services, may have free diapers/car seats… -Nurse home visits
-Mental health services
-Substance abuse prevention and treatment
-Child development and school readiness
-Parenting education
-Community building

Milk Bank
Medicaid covers w medical need.

Jeremiah’s Place
6435 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Free emergency or respite child care

Oli’s Angels
Phone: 412-616-9579

We believe that the birth experience is the most pivotal moment in the lives of families. Oli’s Angels is aiming to provide comprehensive resources and support to low income and at-risk families before, during, and after any birth experience. Our services are all inclusive and all encompassing thus pregnancy and infant loss services are included. Provide doula services, lactation support and education, family resources and peer support groups.

“Natalia Krichten, CLC, Doula
Growing Love Birth Services – “”Growing with you from Pregnancy to Postpartum””
Serving Pittsburgh & the surrounding communities

Providing: Full Spectrum Doula Services
Lactation Counseling
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Parenting Concierge & Consultations
Termination Doula Services

510 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219
(412) 660-6100

Infant Mental Health Specialist and Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula through DONA International, Certified Lactation Counselor.

Perinatal Hope
Allegheny Health Network Opiod Support for Pregnant Women
For more information about Perinatal Hope, contact West Penn Hospital’s OBGYN Clinic at 412-578-5559

Magee PRC – Pregnancy Recovery Center

Also See Substance Use Resources on Be Well! website

Diaper Bank
The WPDB partners with nonprofit social service agencies. They supply free diapers for them to distribute to pre-qualified families at low-income or poverty level.

Drug/Alcohol Resources

(clean needle availability and resources):
Mobile Site Locations:

East Liberty Sundays noon-3pm
5913 Penn Ave at Allies for Health + Wellbeing
Syringe Exchange Services, HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STD testing, Wound/Vein Care, Case Management

Perry Hilltop Tuesday 1pm-3pm
Find White Van at intersection of N Charles St. and Perrysville Ave.
Syringe Exchange Services

Hill District Wednesdays 1pm-3pm
Find White Van at intersection of Bentley Dr. and Kirkpatrick St.
Syringe Exchange Services

Prevention Point provides naloxone, free of charge, to people who may need it at the East Liberty Needle Exchange Site (5913 Penn Avenue next to BAT’s Barber Shop) on Sundays from noon to 2:30p.m

Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, has issued a county-wide standing order for naloxone. This means that any Allegheny County resident can obtain naloxone from a participating pharmacy without having a prescription. –
List of pharmacies where you can get naloxone without a prescription:

1391 Washington Blvd
Pittsburgh , PA, 15206

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 1:30pm
Saturday: 6:00am – 9:00am

Medication Hours
Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 11:30am
Saturday & Sunday: 6:00am – 8:45am
Holidays: 6:00am – 8:00am

Substance abuse treatment and methadone maintenance – outpatient programs and partial hospitalization/day treatment for persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, persons with HIV/AIDS, Gay and lesbian, seniors/older adults, women and men including criminal justice clients

6714 Kelly Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208
(412) 363-7383

Provides housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and families with members who have mental illness. Services include on-site case management, psychiatric services, drug and alcohol treatment, vocational/educational counseling, parenting groups, and money management.

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

In 2014, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC opened its Pregnancy Recovery Center (PRC), an outpatient program offering pregnant women comprehensive and compassionate care for opioid addiction.

7501 Penn Avenue, Suite 8
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

POWER offers a full range of gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment and support services just for women. We believe that empowering women leads to healthy families and strong communities. Research shows that a woman is most successful with her recovery when the care she receives is holistic, strengths-based, and addresses issues like trauma, parenting and childcare, relationships, health, education, employment, and housing.

Quality Healthcare is Your Right

People who use drugs often face multiple challenges when seeking health care. This booklet aims to provide a practical guide for people who use drugs. Service providers and peers can use this booklet as a tool for starting honest conversations with people who use drugs about healthcare. You can read the pamphlet below, download copies, or order copies from our store.

This is a publication of the Harm Reduction Coalition –