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, January 21
Coping with the Stresses and Emotions of Pregnancy
Stephanie Dean, LPC, CEAP, Assistant Manager Work/Life Connections
Thursday, February 18
Nutrition: Eating for Two
Bridgette Butler, MS, RDN, LDN, Health Promotion Coordinator Health Plus
Thursday, March 18 12-1 p.m.
Preparing for Labor and Birth
Kate Virostko, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife
Thursday, April 1512-1 p.m.
Basics of Infant Safety at Home and in the Car
Tara Huss, MD, University Pediatrics
If you have further questions, please contact Lisa R. Connor, R.N. at 615-343-9623 or contact Health Plus.
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