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.

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WIC
(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
info@midwifecenter.org
https://midwifecenter.org/
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
http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/healthcaremedicalassistance/healthybeginnings/index.htm
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”

**Sign up when pregnant, CARE FOR YOU DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY AND BABY AFTER BIRTH
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
+Diet
+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
412-673-5504
Provides prenatal and pediatric care.
http://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/mckeesport/services/pages/family-health.aspx

UPMC Family Care Connection
412-692-5325
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
https://midatlanticmilkbank.org/
Medicaid covers w medical need.

Jeremiah’s Place
6435 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
http://jeremiahsplace.org/
412-924-0726
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
growinglovebs@gmail.com
Website: growinglovebirthservices.com

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

MONTIA D. BROCK, MS, CLC,
https://forwardwellnesscounseling.com/montia-brock-msimh-clc/
510 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15219
(412) 660-6100
info@forwardwellnesscounseling.com

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
http://www.upm
c.com/locations/hospitals/magee/services/perinatal-neonatal-substace-abuse-services/outpatient/Pages/default.aspx

Also See Substance Use Resources on Be Well! website

Diaper Bank
https://www.wpadiaperbank.org/
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. http://www.westernpennsylvaniadiaperbank.org/agency-partners/