** We understand parents’ concerns for the health and safety of their families; therefore, in accordance with recommended social distancing guidelines, we have temporarily suspended all in-person parenting classes, including safe sleep, car seat, childbirth, and breastfeeding classes. If you expecting a baby soon and are in need of a safe place for your infant to sleep, please call BabyCare nurse Kim Bogan at (757) 382- 8653.
Pregnant moms, new parents and child caregivers, please feel free to reach out to our experienced BabyCare staff if you have any questions or concerns regarding maternal and child health (757) 382-8652 or email ChesapeakeBabyCare@vdh.virginia.gov.
New Interactive Safe Sleep Resource For Parents and Caregivers. No family should experience the inconceivable pain of waking up to the loss of their child. Yet approximately 3,600 babies die in their sleep every year. This October, in recognition of SIDS Awareness Month, we’re sharing new resources and collating relevant stories to help health professionals, community advocates, and families ensure every baby has a safe night’s sleep. This new interactive E-handout will walk you through different scenarios to help make the best decisions to keep your little one safe in slumber. It’s as easy as ABC! A = Alone. B = Back. C = Crib. All the time, every time.
Benefits of being a BabyCare parents go farther than just basic needs for you and your baby. Our registered nurses come to you with resources, personal support and experienced care in-home, online, by text and phone from pregnancy until your baby is two years old. Motherhood can be an emotional roller coaster ride but our trained BabyCare staff will help you and your new family build a safe, strong foundation for success.
Here’s what our clients have to say:
“BabyCare is very uplifting. It gives mothers the extra push they need sometimes”
“Very helpful program. It changed my life. Thank you for helping me and my baby in my time of need”
What kind of help should I expect?
- Help connecting you to the right doctor for you and/or your baby
- Childbirth Education Classes, including breastfeeding services and newborn care
- Connecting you with transportation for doctor & WIC appointments
- Healthy nutrition tips and food resources such as WIC & SNAP
- Help you get a safe place for baby to sleep (like a Pack’n Play), a free car seat, and other items you will need
- Pregnancy tips and parenting secrets to give you and your baby a great start
- Linking you to other community resources for housing, jobs assistance and more:
How do you qualify for BabyCare?
If you are a resident of Chesapeake and meet certain eligibility requirements, you can become a BabyCare mom… and it’s 100% FREE. Contact us today! ChesapeakeBabyCare@vdh.virginia.gov