infant michael


"When I became pregnant, I got involved with the African American Health Program's infant mortality focus area. AAHP gave me the chance to meet every week with a nurse, and we discussed everything I could do to make sure that Michael was born healthy. After Michael's birth, I still had weekly home meetings with my nurse. She answered all of my questions - about breast feeding, sleeping and all the things new mothers worry about. With AAHP, I feel like I am making the right choices - and I can see the results every day in Michael."

Nurse Case Management And Home Visitation

The Maternal and Child Health focus area's SMILE program is designed to provide health education, support, and referrals that aim to improve the likelihood of healthy birth outcomes. Nurse support is offered to any African American woman or woman of African descent who lives in Montgomery County.

Nurses help each mom learn about:

  • Factors that lead to healthy pregnancies and birth outcomes
  • Biological/developmental processes, milestones, and risk factors
  • How to best care for herself and her infant
  • Community resources available during and after her pregnancy

Home visits are conducted by registered nurses. Visits are typically monthly, but can occur more frequently. Mothers-to-be begin meeting with their nurses early in pregnancy (first or second trimester).

Two of our nurses are International Board Certified Lactation ConsultantsĀ®.


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