Consumer Guide to Health Care
Resources for Parents and Parents-To-Be
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Children and Teens
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Pregnancy and Childbirth
BadgerCare Plus is a health insurance program
available to all Wisconsin children, regardless of income. Others who may be
eligible include pregnant women, parents and caretakers, young adults who are
leaving foster care when they turn 18, and farmers and self-employed people.
Find out if you are eligible for BadgerCare Plus and other health and nutrition
programs by visiting Access or call 1-800-362-3002.
text4baby sends free weekly text
messages, timed to an expectant mother's due date or her baby's birth date.
Information about the program, how it
works and answers to frequently asked
questions are available on the website. The messages, which have been reviewed by
government and nonprofit health experts, deal with nutrition, immunization
and birth defect prevention, among other topics. The messages will continue
through the baby's first birthday.
Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education
Center: An online guide to a healthy pregnancy and caring for
your baby from the March of Dimes.
The American College of
Nurse-Midwives website has information on the philosophy of nurse-midwifery care, how to find a nurse-midwife,
and other maternity topics.
support from La Leche League of Wisconsin; includes links to local
Wisconsin La Leche groups.
Newborn Screening in Wisconsin: This program, administered
by the Department of Health Services, helps parents find out
if their baby has certain health needs.
BabyCenter Topics A-Z:
This site, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, includes information on
pregnancy, adoption, and health, nutrition and safety for your newborn and
Steps Women Can Take
for Healthier Babies, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dealing with Difficulties and Complications
is a national organization serving the needs of people struggling
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes
information about fertility
treatment success rates. An annual report includes
fertility clinic reports by state.
Postpartum depression may affect between 8 percent and 15 percent of new mothers. More than just the
“baby blues,” this condition can affect your baby’s health and development and may require treatment. If you need
immediate help or a referral, call the Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health Hotline at 1-800-722-2295.
Choose a topic on the left side of the following Web
At Home Preemie Care. This site
was developed by
The Meriter Foundation.
High-Risk Newborns: Information from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on conditions and care of newborns
with various risk factors including prematurity, low birthweight, infections, and substance exposure.
Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care: Support and resources
that may be helpful if you have received a prenatal diagnosis indicating your baby
likely will die before or after birth.
The Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program
provides information to parents who have experienced the birth of a stillborn infant.
Children and Teens
Immunization Registry, from the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, may
have your child's current immunization records if the provider is using the
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information
about the vaccines needed by infants
and children and preteens
from the University of Wisconsin Extension, offers newsletters, podcasts, and other
resources for new and expecting parents.
AboutOurKids.org, from the New York University Child Study Center,
focuses on mental health issues facing children, teens and their families.
from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, provides information to help parents learn
practical parenting skills.
KidsHealth is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to children's health.
March 15, 2013