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Perinatal Services

Perinatal Services would like to be a resource during your pregnancy and parenting journey.

We can link you to available community resources and support to provide as much of the needed “village” parenting requires as possible. We offer a Healthy Start Communities that C.A.R.E(link page) program to eligible counties. If you live outside of those counties, we still want to set you up to thrive during pregnancy and parenthood. Just give us a call and we can point you to resources in your county!

What You Can do During Pregnancy:

  • Schedule regular checkups with your OB provider
  • Find/Receive available resources and support
  • Sign up for prenatal classes (put a link here to classes)
  • Take a guided tour of the OB Unit (attach video tour?)
  • Choose a pediatric provider (link to website)
  • Arrange a car seat check

How We can Help after Delivery:

Baby’s First Year

Feeling anxious during this time is completely normal for parents. We will be here as a support after you bring your little one home. You’re not alone, let us help you navigate what comes next.

Your Baby’s Health

Regular medical check-ups will give your baby a healthy start to life. Your baby’s provider will:

  • Make sure they’re meeting developmental milestones
  • Chart their growth
  • Provide vaccinations to make your child immune to certain diseases
    *based on insurance and provider some parents may need to go to the local Health Department for their baby’s vaccinations
  • Answer any questions

Find A Pediatric Provider For Your Baby

Your Health

This transitional period can be full of stress and anxiety. Your health can’t take a back seat during this time. Babies need happy and healthy moms. Your provider will see you for a postpartum check-up. Be sure to attend this appointment as you will be screened for postpartum depression and discuss family planning.

Postpartum Depression

Excitement, joy and fear can all describe the frenzy of emotions having a baby can bring. During this time, some mothers experience what they may not have expected: postpartum depression.

During the postpartum period, many mothers experience mood disturbances, commonly referred to as baby blues, including feelings of worry, unhappiness, and fatigue. Baby blues are generally mild, lasting a week or two.

However, if you just can't shake those feelings and experience more severe sadness and anxiety, you might be experiencing postpartum depression. Link Healthy Start EPIC flyers

If you feel like you need to talk with someone about your feelings or symptoms reach out to Memorial Counseling Center.

If you have feelings of harming yourself or baby call 911 or go to your closest Emergency Department. Postpartum Depression is real and we want to be here for you.


Contact our Perinatal Navigator team today!

• Kelsey Brinson, MSN, RNC-OB, Perinatal Navigator

(812)309-3983 (call/ text) kbrinson@mhhcc.org

• Crystal Loya, CHW, Bilingual Community Health Worker

(812)309-8601 (call/ text) cloya@mhhcc.org

• Natalie Werner, MSW, LSW, Social Worker

(812)309-3983 (call/ text) (call/ text) nwerner@mhhcc.org

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