What is a Healthy Start?

A healthy start can mean something different for everyone. No matter what stage you are at in your pregnancy or in early parenthood, Capital Area Healthy Start can help guide your way to a healthier path for you and your baby.  The Healthy Start program offers a variety of services and support for women, babies…

Breastfeeding 101

While breastfeeding has its advantages and is the better choice for the baby, it can be a tedious process. The process for each mother and baby are different, so you must find the best system for you. If you are struggling with breastfeeding or need additional help, talking to your provider and seeking professional help…

Side Effects of Breastfeeding

Many women experience common side effects to breastfeeding, such as back pain, chest and wrist pain. Many also experience bruising on the breast, cramping, and Osteoporosis. None of these should stop you from choosing to breastfeed; you should be aware should you start experiencing the symptoms.  For more information on the side effects of breastfeeding,…

Supporting Mom While Breastfeeding

Every mom’s breastfeeding journey is different, and because it is harder than one would think, everyone could use a little support. Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way—in fact, research shows breastfeeding support can help prevent postpartum depression and boost women’s breastfeeding outcome. A few ways to start with helping is to know the hunger…

The ABC’s of Safe Sleep

Healthy Start’s mission has always been to provide needed services to local women, babies and families. Thanks to our supporters and hardworking staff, we’ve been able to do this for over 30 years! From connecting clients with care coordinators, to providing access to resources, education, supplies or simply giving support, Healthy Start is there for…