Babies and You

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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. 

*Bonus: Participating in 3 Babies & You classes will count towards completion of 1 of the 5 actions needed this year for Go for the Gold Step 2: Wellness Actions Log!

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, August 18
Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy
Kate Virostko, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife
Location: Zoom

Thursday, September 15
Vaccines During Pregnancy
Kathryn Edwards
Location: Zoom

Thursday, October 20
Breastfeeding: A Positive Choice
Carol Huber, RN, BS, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, NICU
Location: Zoom

Thursday, November 17
Choosing a Pediatrician
Rachel Mace, MD, University Pediatrics
Location: Zoom

Thursday, December 15
Coping with the Stresses and Emotions of Pregnancy
Megan Bergfeld, LCSW, ACM-SW, Clinical Counselor
Location: Zoom

If you have further questions, please contact Bethlyn Bertram at bethlyn.k.bertram@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