Health Plus
September 29, 2011


Health Plus offers Babies & You, a work site prenatal health promotion program for faculty/staff, spouses, and/or dependent children who become pregnant. The program encourages early and consistent prenatal care and provides monthly educational opportunities including topics like breastfeeding, nutrition, coping with the discomforts of pregnancy, newborn care, choosing a pediatrician, and more. These sessions are led by Vanderbilt experts: nurse midwives, pediatricians, lactation consultants, etc. 

Babies & You Incentive

$50 is offered to eligible participants who:

  • Enroll in the first trimester
  • Attend at least 3 of the monthly classes
  • Provide documentation of attending all prenatal provider visits.

Are you past the first trimester? Feel free to attend the monthly classes!

Upcoming Babies & You classes:

All classes are held 12pm - 1pm

July 18
Caring for your Newborn 
Sunny Bell, MD, and Sarah Parker, MD, University Pediatrics
Location: 411 Light Hall

August 15
Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy
Kate Virostko, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife, West End Women's Health Center
Location: 411 Light Hall

September 19
Choosing a Pediatrician
Rachel Mace, MD, University Pediatrics
Location: 411 Light Hall

October 17
Caring for your Family Means Caring for Yourself
Rosette Chakkalakal, MD, Internal Medicine
Location: 411 Light Hall

November 21
Getting Back in Shape after Baby
Nicole Motzny, Physical Therapist, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Location: 411 Light Hall

December 19
Nutrition: Eating for Two 
Marissa Wertheimer, RDN, LDN, Health Educator, Health Plus
Location: 411 Light Hall

If you have further questions, please contact Lisa R. Connor, R.N. at 615-343-9623 or contact Health Plus.

Additional Information:

Baby's Best Start

March of Dimes: My 9 Months

Vanderbilt Women's Education and Lactation Center Quick Guide to Healthy Living-Pregnancy

Womens Learning to Breastfeed

La Leche League