Navigating Stress Postpartum

Having a baby ignites a whirlwind of emotions, some happy and others not. After giving birth your hormones are unbalanced and your life is significantly different, which is why postpartum stress is so common.  Some typical symptoms of Postpartum Stress are: Mood Swings Anxiety  Difficulty sleeping Feeling constantly overwhelmed  Irritability  Excessive Crying Loss of appetite…

Child Safety Month

Did you know that September is National Child Safety Month? Whether that is safe car seat practices, safe feeding practices or even safe sleeping practices our goal at Healthy Start is to spread awareness and knowledge on keeping your baby safe.  Car Seat Safety  There are four types of car seats; rear-facing, forward-facing, booster seat…

Socializing Your Child During COVID

Throughout the pandemic, one of the main topics on parents’ minds has been how a lack of socialization during COVID can impact their child’s development. As vaccine rollouts continue and rules and regulations shift, it is time to consider the best ways to reacclimate your child to the changing world. Have Open Expectations It is…

Breastfeeding Basics

Did you know that August is National Breastfeeding Month? While breastfeeding has its advantages, it can certainly be a tedious process. Breastfeeding preferences can differ from mother to mother, so it is imperative to identify the system that works best for you and your baby. Getting Started Whether your first time is a breeze or…

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…

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 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,…

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…

Celebrating 30 Years of Healthy Start

On February 11, we were proud to host our 2021 Angel Awards & Benefit in support of local women, babies, and families. Staff, sponsors, and attendees gathered virtually to recognize our community partners and celebrate an incredible 30 years of Healthy Start! We can’t think of a better way to ring in our 30th birthday…

A Look Into Our Local Impact

As we prepare for the end of 2020, a year that no one anticipated, we can’t help but be thankful for all the good we could still do in the Capital Area. Since the establishment of our coalition in 1992, our passion for improving the lives of local infants and families has only grown. We are proud…