Health Plus

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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. 

Enroll in Babies & You to have access to monthly educational sessions, now offered virtually.

In addition to the monthly sessions, $50 is offered to eligible participants who:

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

Upcoming Babies & You classes:

Thursday, June 17
12-1 p.m.
Postpartum Care
Kameron Brainard, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife
Location: Zoom 

Thursday, July 15
12-1 p.m.
Caring for your Newborn 
Sunny Bell, MD and Sarah Parker, MD 
University Pediatrics
Location: Zoom 

Thursday, August 19
12-1 p.m.
Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy
Kate Virostko, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife
Location: Zoom

Thursday, September 16
12-1 p.m.
Choosing a Pediatrician
Rachel Mace, MD
University Pediatrics
Location: Zoom 

Thursday, October 21
12-1 p.m.
Caring for Your Body throughout Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Nicole Motzny, Physical Therapist
Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Location: Zoom

If you have further questions, please contact Rachel Bowman at rachel.a.bowman@vumc.org or contact Health Plus.

Additional Information:

Baby's Best Start

March of Dimes: My 9 Months

Vanderbilt Women's Education and Lactation Center

Healthfinder.gov: Quick Guide to Healthy Living-Pregnancy

Womens Health.gov: Learning to Breastfeed

La Leche League