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Prenatal Care & Postnatal Care at York St.

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL CARE

Inner City Health Center’s Prenatal Program aims to keep both mom and baby healthy throughout the pregnancy and even after the baby is born. Studies have shown that early pregnancy detection and regular prenatal check-ups lead to healthier babies. Pregnant women who have regular scheduled visits with their OB/GYN are less likely to deliver prematurely and less likely to have serious problems related to their pregnancy. ICHC is focused on providing the best care possible to our expecting moms and celebrating the birth of their baby with them. Through grant-funded programs and in-kind donations, ICHC is able to provide free car seats and layettes – including clothing, diapers, bottles, formula, blankets, socks, etc. to expecting mothers in need.

 

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

  • Comprehensive initial prenatal visit
  • Personalized prenatal care
  • OB/GYN specialist overseeing pregnancy
  • Ultrasounds done and read by OB doctor on site
  • Screening tests:
    • Genetic
    • Gestational diabetes
    • Depression
    • Blood pressure
  • Pregnancy wellness
    • Advice on medications, vitamin supplements and other treatments during pregnancy
    • Breast feeding education
    • Labor and delivery referrals
  • Postpartum care
  • Reproductive health
  • Community resources referrals

 

“Regular prenatal care is associated with decreased incidence of low birth weight and neonatal deaths.” Source

Black women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. Source

1 in 8 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Source

ICHC Mental Health and Wellness:
CLICK HERE for more information

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk for developing oral health problems like gum disease that can lead to negative affects for mom and baby.Source

ICHC Dental Clinic for Pregnancy Wellness:
CLICK HERE for more information

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Carla Giacomazzi, NP
Prenatal Coordinator
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