Hurricane Preparedness

Before and during Hurricane season, it is vital to have a preparedness plan to avoid added stress on the family, especially during pregnancy. Having a plan means mom, dad, and any other family members involved know what to do as a team before, during, and after disaster strikes. We want to ensure that pregnant women…

Children’s Home Society Partnership

As we prepare for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, we are changing the way we serve our Leon County clients. Effective July 1, our Healthy Start services will be provided through a partnership with Children’s Home Society-Big Bend Region. Current and new Healthy Start clients can call (850) 488-0288, ext. 110, with any questions or concerns.…

Culturally Competent Care

As a maternal patient, it is important to know whether your provider is focusing on delivering culturally competent, patient center care. If you are facing some of the key obstacles to care for patients in underserved populations, such as lack of transportation, employment, and physical and social environment, it can significantly affect the outcome of…

Folic Acid

Whether a woman is planning to get pregnant or not, she needs folic acid. Folic acid is a B Vitamin that our bodies use to make new cells. It is needed to produce healthy skin, hair, and nails. Folic acid is used in supplements and fortified foods such as rice, pasta, bread, and some breakfast…

Developmental Reading

Even as babies, children build reading skills that set the foundation for learning to read. Kids develop reading skills at their own pace, so the exact timetable will be different based on the child individually. Although it seems babies are too young to enjoy being read to, they’re learning something new at every stage. Early…

Tummy Time

Tummy time is a period in which experts recommend that babies sleep on their back to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Most babies spend a lot of time lying on their back, so tummy time gives your baby the chance to try a new position and helps prevent them getting a…