BEFORE PREGNANCY

County Health Departments

  • If you live in Leon County, call (850) 488-0288, Ext. 106 to speak to someone about the Healthy Start program.
  • If you live in Wakulla County, call the Wakulla County Health Department (850) 926-0400 to speak to someone about the Healthy Start Program.

NEW MOTHERS

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and healthy things a mom can do for her baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendsexclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.”

At Healthy Start, we provide breastfeeding education and support free of charge. This is an opportunity to learn hunger cues, correct latching, if your baby has gotten enough and more.

EXPECTING MOTHERS

For a list of Prenatal Care Providers in Tallahassee

During your first prenatal appointment, your doctor will offer you a Prenatal Risk Screen. This screen will allow you and your doctor to work together to address any risks that could impact your pregnancy and the birth of your child.

When you give birth, you will also be offered the Infant Risk Screen. This is another assessment to determine if your little one has any risks that could impact his or her healthy development. We encourage all families complete both screens. You will also have the option of joining the Healthy Start program.

To see the Prenatal and Infant Risk Screens, click on the following:

Birthing Facilities in Tallahassee:

For more information on heath and diet matters:

GRIEVING FAMILIES

Big Bend Hospice
850-878-5310
www.bigbendhospice.org

Compassionate Friends of Tallahassee
850-422-8404
www.compassionatefriends.org

Lee’s Place, Grief and Loss Counseling Center
850-841-7733
www.leesplace.org

For a comprehensive Big Bend community resources list, click here.