Quality Childcare

Choosing quality childcare is one of the most important things you will do as a parent. We know that there can be great hesitation and a few drawbacks to putting your child in childcare; however, there are many benefits. When choosing, you will want to look for a provider that fosters a safe, nurturing, and…

Mindfulness

Postpartum depression is one of the prevalent disorders among new mothers. The effectiveness of mindfulness on reducing postpartum depression symptoms has been proven when used instead of conventional options.  For more information on mindfulness, visit https://www.headspace.com/blog/2017/08/13/mindfulness-helped-postpartum-depression/.  

Stress Reduction

A baby’s birth challenges you in many ways: hormonally, physically, emotionally, psychologically, and chemically. You’re likely to feel exhausted, excited, frustrated, worried, and happy — all at the same time. No wonder you feel stressed out. It’s essential to take care of yourself, especially during the early months of your baby’s life.  For more information…

Now Hiring: Sister Friends Program/Special Projects Coordinator

Job Description Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition (CAHSC) Position Description for Sister Friends Program/Special Projects Coordinator Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Director, is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Sister Friends Tallahassee Birthing Project, including recruiting, training and supervising the community volunteers; identifying, assessing and assigning pregnant teens/women to their volunteers; building…

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…

Birth Defects

Birth defects can occur while your baby is developing in the womb, and certain chemicals, medicines and drugs can increase the risks. There is no proven way to prevent birth defects, but you can limit them by creating a healthy lifestyle. You can also reduce the risks by scheduling regular visits with your physician during…

Baby Immunizations

Mothers pass antibodies to their babies before birth, so they are born with protection from some diseases, but this protection is temporary. Immunization or vaccinations are given as a way to create immunity to or protection from some diseases. Vaccines stimulate the immune system to react as if there were an actual infection. It fends off the…

WellCare Checks for Baby

Development for children is faster when they are younger, so there should be a complete physical exam at their WellCare visits. Your healthcare provider will check the child’s growth and development to find or prevent problems. Your provider will also record your child’s height and weight, check hearing and vision and do other screening tests.…