Healthy Childbirth and Infancy

Healthy Childbirth and Infancy

If you are pregnant, no matter your insurance status, contact us for more information about your maternal healthcare options. Learn more about our Henrico Maternal Navigation services below.

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Every mom and dad wants a healthy baby.

We want that for you, too. You can cut your risk of premature birth and complications by taking care of your baby before it’s born. It’s a proven fact that many birth complications can be prevented with early and continued prenatal care. When you learn that you are pregnant, make sure that you:

  • See a doctor or healthcare provider within the first three months of pregnancy
  • Keep your appointments
  • Eat properly by eating nutritious foods
  • Don’t smoke or drink alcohol
  • Avoid stress and activities that could result in physical injury
  • Learn the warning signs of preterm labor


Richmond City Health District
(804) 482-5500
400 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Open Monday-Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Maternity Navigation

Henrico County Health Department

Richmond City Health District

Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are here to help new moms connect to prenatal care.  If you are pregnant and not sure what to do next please contact us!  Our bilingual (English/Spanish)social workers provide maternity case management focused on early access to prenatal care.  

We specialize in connecting uninsured pregnant women to:

  1. Prenatal care
  2. Pregnancy education
  3. Pregnancy tests (Henrico only)
  4. Healthcare coverage assistance
  5. Financial assistance options
  6. Connection to community resources.

Coming Soon

  • Medicaid Application assistance
  • Richmond pregnancy testing
  • RN case management

Navegación de maternidad

Henrico Departamento de Salud

Richmond Distrito de Salud

Los distritos de salud de Richmond y Henrico pueden ayudar a las nuevas madres a conectarse con la atención prenatal. Si está embarazada y necesita ayuda, ¡contáctenos! Nuestros trabajadores sociales bilingües (inglés / español) lideran la gestión de casos de maternidad centrada en el acceso temprano a la atención prenatal. 

Nos especializamos en conectar a mujeres embarazadas sin seguro médico con:

  1. Atención prenatal
  2. Educación sobre el embarazo
  3. Pruebas de embarazo (solo Henrico)
  4. Asistencia con seguro médico
  5. Opciones de asistencia financiera
  6. Conexión a los recursos comunitarios.


  • Asistencia con la solicitud de Medicaid
  • Pruebas de embarazo (Richmond)
  • Manejo de casos por enfermeras registradas

Greater Richmond Regional Maternal Child Health Collective Impact Taskforce


Improve maternal and infant health outcomes and eliminate disparities through collaborative action as members of the Greater Richmond Regional Maternal Child Health Taskforce.


In the summer of 2019 Mayor Levar Stoney approached the Richmond City Health Department to convene a group of community members, nonprofit organizations, legislative representatives, and health and social service providers in the City of Richmond to address racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. In response to this request, these individuals and entities organized to form a collective impact group, the Greater Richmond Regional Maternal Child Health Taskforce, which has been meeting since June 2019.

Collective impact is a way for many collaborators and stakeholders to work together efficiently and effectively to address complex problems, bring people together, and achieve social change.

A collective impact task force is made of participants who have shared goals and a commitment to achieving positive change. Participants track progress with shared measures, build trust with continuous communication, and engage in mutually reinforcing activities to support and learn from each other, while also maximizing their end result. Finally, a collect impact taskforce benefits from “backbone support” which can be a single organization or many actors that provide administrative and financial support to ensure the initiative stays focused and moves forward.

Amy Popovich, RN MSN
Nurse Manager
Virginia Department of Health
Richmond and Henrico Health Districts

Emily Schreer
Public Health Associate, Maternal Child Health
Virginia Department of Health
Richmond City Health District

Kenda Sutton-EL, CLC, Student Midwife, Certified Full Spectrum Doula
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Birth in Color RVA

LaWanda Dunn BSN, RN/PHN
Virginia Department of Health
Richmond City Health District

Leslie Lytle
Founder & Executive Director
Nurture RVA

Nikiya Ellis
Cofounder, Co-Director & Certified Full Spectrum Doula
Birth in Color RVA

Osita Iroegbu
Senior Policy Advisor
Community Engagement, Inclusion and Equity
Office of Mayor Levar M. Stoney

Phyllis Bradley, MSW, MA, ECD, EDS, QMHP-A, QMRP-C
Director, Early Childhood Development
Urban Baby Beginnings

Whitney E. Tidwell, MPH, BSN, RN
Public Health Nurse, Maternal Child Health
Virginia Department of Health
Richmond City Health District

Doula Workgroup

  • Goal: To establish training and certification guidelines for doulas; determine the minimum qualifications/core competencies; set doula fund eligibility requirements.
  • Leads: Phyllis Bradley and Nikiya Ellis

Family Planning Workgroup

  • Goal: To increase access to family planning services; Increase the number of women enrolled in Medicaid; Promote whole woman wellness models and cultural humility training for providers.

Integrated Care Workgroup:

  • Goal: Create an integrated care model considering potential costs, positions needed, and resources needed (funding sources, policy changes); create an online platform for resources and information to support access to care and information about family planning options.
  • Leads: Leslie Lytle and Kenda Sutton-EL


Richmond City Health District
(804) 482-5500
400 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Open Monday-Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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Call (804) 205-3500 or 211

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