A Helping Hand for New Moms
The Maternal Infant Health Program (formerly the MOMS Program) makes home visits and telephone calls throughout your pregnancy and your baby’s first year. Our team’s goal is to help you to be a healthy mom who has a healthy baby and to support moms and dads to be the best parents they can.
Our team will support and encourage you. We will provide information to help you:
- Enroll in Medicaid
- Find prenatal and well-child care
- Stay healthy
- Quit smoking
- Recognize risky behaviors
- Get ready for your baby’s birth
- Learn what to do after your baby is born
- Access transportation assistance through Medicaid
- Find the right resources in the community, such as baby supplies, food resources and more
A whole team will support you and your baby.
- Nurses will visit you at home to make sure that you and your baby are doing well.
- The team will coordinate your care with other health care providers.
- Community health workers (moms like you) will provide support, education and help with community resources.
- Counselors will help you adjust to pregnancy and parenthood, handle stress or overcome depression.
- Nutritionists will help you learn to eat healthy and feed your baby.
- The team can provide breastfeeding support
The Maternal Infant Health Program is available to:
- Kent County women who are pregnant and on or eligible for Medicaid.
- Kent County infants under one year of age who are on or eligible for Medicaid.
Maternal Infant Health Program
665 Seward Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Phone: Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Send an email: MIHP@spectrumhealth.org
The Strong Beginnings program offers additional services to eligible African-American and Hispanic women in Grand Rapids.