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Pregnancy Resources and Infants

New Castle County: Breastfeeding Services at Nemours

Lactation consultant at Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children and free outpatient services for Nemours patients.

Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Rd.  Wilmington, DE 1803

(302) 651-4000

New Castle County: Breastfeeding Services at The Birth Center

Provides private consultations with a certified lactation consultant, support groups, lactation pump sales/rentals, and resources.

The Birth Center

1508 W. 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

(302) 658-2229

http://thebirthcenter.com/services/breastfeeding-support/

 

New Castle County: St. Francis Hospital Breastfeeding Services

Provides part-time lactation consulting and breastfeeding classes Mon- Friday for a small fee ($15).

(302) 421-4848

St. Francis Hospital

701 N. Clayton Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

All Counties: Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware

The mission of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware is to improve maternal and infant health by increasing the initiation and duration of breastfeeding. They provide educational materials, and promote communication and collaboration among individuals and organizations working to support breastfeeding.

http://www.delawarebreastfeeding.org/

 

All Counties: ARC (A Resource Center for Youth)

ARC (A Resource Center for Youth) is a comprehensive counseling, educational and medical service program for adolescents, to help reduce risk-taking behaviors, especially those related to sexual health. Teens receive individual education and counseling each time they are seen for medical care. Parent and/or partner counseling is also available. Males and females 12 to 19 years old may receive services including birth control, STD Testing/Treatment, emergency contraception, and counseling.

Please visit the site below to find locations and contact information:
http://www.cffde.org/arc.htm

All Counties: Alliance for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

The Alliance for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (AAPP) works to reduce the number of teenagers who are sexually active, become pregnant and become teen parents. The AAPP offers educational programs statewide for young people and their parents. It also serves physicians, educators, nonprofit groups and anyone else who provides care for teens and their families.
Wilmington Annex
1400 Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19801
(302)324-5740

All Counties: Children and Families First

Children&Families First offers education and support for every stage of pregnancy and parenting. Accurate, helpful information as well as peer support are provided to ensure a healthy baby, strengthen the parent/child relationship, improve communication and reduce stress in the home.
For locations and further information:
http://www.cffde.org/contact.htm

All Counties: Cribs for Kids Delaware

Cribs for Kids’ is a safe-sleep education program for low-income families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.
Cribs for Kids’ currently has 250 Partner Programs in 42 states throughout the country which provide a GRACO Pack N Play’ crib and educational materials regarding ‘safe sleeping’ and other important safety tips to protect your baby. Since 1998, through the donation of thousands of cribs, Cribs for Kids’ has been making an impact on the rates of babies dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation.
While educational materials are available to everyone, cribs are distributed based on need. Families will be referred by a physician, nurse, social worker, or case worker.
http://www.nemours.org/service/preventive/crib.html

All Counties: Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc.

Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc (DAPI) is an alternative program with comprehensive services for pregnant teens. The program provides certified academic education (grades 6-12), pre and post natal health education, individual and group counseling, family life parenting and child development education, pregnancy prevention programs, resource and life skills facilitators program, and day care (3 weeks to 9 months).
New Castle County Campus:
2900 N Van Buren Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 764-9740

Kent County Campus:
185 South Street
Camden, DE 19934
(302) 697-0356

Sussex County Campus:
26673 North Sussex Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-7790
http://www.dapi.org/

All Counties: Delaware Health&Social Services Family Planning

Provides birth control, breast&pap exams, pregnancy counsling and STD testing.
Please go to the following link to find locations and contact information in all three counties:
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ofclocations.html#fpclinics

All Counties: Delaware Smoking Quitline

If you want to quit smoking, the Delaware Division of Public Health offers the Delaware Quitline’a powerful tool to help adult smokers who are ready to kick the habit.
Trained tobacco specialists staffing the Quitline will assess your needs and explore your best options. Their services include counseling, guidebooks, and for eligible low-income callers, vouchers to purchase stop-smoking aids such as nicotine patches or gum.
1-866-409-1858

All Counties: La Leche League

La Leche League offers help and encouragement to women wanting to breast feed their infants. They also have a lending library of books on childbirth, child care, breast feeding and nutrition. Telephone assistance is available anytime from trained leaders for any breast feeding concern.
http://www.lllofmd-de-dc.org/index.shtml

All Counties: The March of Dimes Delaware

Works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. This is done through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives.
Tower Office Park 236 C North James Street
Newport, DE, 19804
(302) 225-1020
http://www.marchofdimes.com/delaware/delaware.asp

All Counties: Nursing Mothers, Inc.

Nursing Mothers, Inc. (NMI) is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping women and their families have the nursing experience they desire by offering mother-to-mother support and non-medical information. We aim to increase knowledge about breastfeeding in the communities we serve: from Delaware to Cecil County, Maryland, to Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Nursing Mothers, Inc.
PO Box 5462
Wilmington, DE 19808
1-866-733-4NMI (4664)
http://www.nursingmoms.org/

All Counties: Planned Parenthood of Delaware

The Mission of Planned Parenthood of Delaware is to ensure the right of all individuals to access appropriate information and services necessary to make and act on personal decisions related to their own reproduction, sexuality and health.
Wilmington:
625 Shipley St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 655-7293

Newark:
140 E. Delaware Ave.
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 731-7801

Dover:
805 S. Governors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 678-5200

Rehoboth:
Midway Shopping Center
Rehoboth, DE 19971
(302) 645-2737
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/delaware/

All Counties: Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International (PSI), Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression. PSI, Inc. provides support, information and resources to women and families coping with mental health issues associated with childbearing, both during pregnancy and postpartum.

MOMS HEAL- Postpartum Support Group
Dover, Delaware
Location: Eden Hill Medical Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
200 Banning Street
Dover, DE 19904
(302)449-1682 or (302)584-8249

New Mothers Postpartum Support Group
Wilmington
The Birth Center
(302)658-2229

Christiana Care Health System Support Group
Newark
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
(302)733-4226

All Counties: Westside Family Healthcare

Westside Family Healthcare offers a community based preconception, prenatal, and maternity care program that provides medical care, hospital delivery, and education on pregnancy, childbirth, early childhood development and care, safety, parenting, and nutrition.
Wilmington:
1802 W. Fourth Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 655-5822

Northeast:
908-B East 16th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 575-1414

Newark:
27 Marrows Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 455-0900

Bear/New Castle:
404 Fox Hunt Drive
Fox Hunt Shopping Center
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 836-2864
http://www.westsidehealth.org/Home

All Counties: WIC (Women, Infants,&Children)

WIC provides nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other healthcare, welfare and social services. Breastfeeding support includes feeding classes and lactation consultants.

(302) 739-4614
Toll Free In-State (800)222-2189

Please find locations and determine eligibility using the link provided below.
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/chca/dphwicbfhom01.html

Kent County: Division of Public Health, Smart Start, Newark

Provides prenatal and postpartum education, parent education, nursing and developmental assessments, health education, case management, nutrition counseling and assistance with social concerns for high risk pregnant women.
University Plaza, Cambridge Bldg. 263 Chapman Road Newark DE 19702
(302) 451-2829

Kent County: Mom’s House

Mom’s House provides a licensed daycare center at no cost so that single parents can continue their education. Informal tutoring and counseling, an ongoing support group, and help with career planning and job placement is also offered. Parents must agree through written contract to attend school regularly, attend parenting classes, maintain passing grades and work three hours at the center each week. Also provides a student/parent resource library.
864 South State Street Dover DE 19901
(302) 678-8688
http://www.momshouse.org

New Castle County: Christiana Breastfeeding Education and Resource Center

Lactation consultants can offer hands-on help with breastfeeding problems and are available for appointments at the Breastfeeding Education and Resource Center at Christiana Hospital. The Breastfeeding Education and Resource Center provides education, emotional support, tips for high risk mothers, and discounted breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies and rentals.
Christiana Hospital, Women’s Building
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Room 1922A, Newark, DE 19718
(302)733-3360
http://www.christianacare.org/BreastfeedingSupport

New Castle County: Healthy Beginnings Preconception Health Program

Christiana Care’s Healthy Beginnings program began as an effort to reduce Delaware’s infant-mortality rate. The program brings together several important focus areas in every woman’s health care.
Call 302-623-2273 and ask about Healthy Beginnings.

New Castle County: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center

Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (HJMC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides a wide range of medical and dental services, at two sites located within the city of Wilmington. Women’s Health Services include annual GYN Exams, Family Planning Counseling, including birth-control options , Fertility Counseling, Pre-conception health, pre and post-natal care.
HJMC Southbridge
601 New Castle Ave., Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 655-6187

HJMC Riverside
700 Lea Blvd., Suite 201, Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 761-4610
http://www.hjmc.org/

New Castle County: Bayard House

Bayard House is the only fully licensed residential program serving homeless or transitional pregnant minors in Delaware. The mission of Bayard House is to provide residential, educational, and referral services to at-risk pregnant teens/women and to young families in need, so that they may become nurturing parents and independent, contributing members of society.
300 Bayard Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302)654-1184
Statewide Hotline: (877) 225-7870

http://www.cdow.org/bayard.html

New Castle County: Mom’s House

Mom’s House provides a free licensed childcare center for single parents who are continuing their education (high school, GED, college, and job training). Parents must agree through written contract to attend school regularly, attend parenting classes, maintain passing grades and work three hours at the center each week.
1718 Howland Street Wilmington DE 19805
(302) 658-3433
http://www.momshouse.org/

New Castle County: St Francis Hospital – Tiny Steps

Tiny Steps offers complete prenatal and maternity care, bilingual health classes, patient/parent education and counseling to all expectant mothers, regardless of their financial circumstances.

7 Clayton St Wilmington Newark, DE 19702
(302) 369-9370

Sussex County: Children’s Beach House

Childrens Beach House Youth Development Program is a year-round, community-based initiative offered to the families of children with special needs in Delaware. Year-round support for Beach House kids and their families is provided in a variety of ways, including: summer camp, getaway weekends for families; on-going access to therapies; mentoring programs, and case management. The facility is completely handicapped accessible.

Childrens Beach House 1800 Bay Avenue Lewes DE 19958
(302) 645-9184
http://www.cbhinc.org/

Sussex County: Delmarva Rural Ministries, Inc.

Delmarva Rural Ministries, Inc. (DRM) is a private not-for-profit organization serving those with modest incomes, including seasonal and migrant farm workers, and other underserved populations on the Delmarva Peninsula.
26 Wyoming Ave., Dover, DE 19901,
(302) 678-3652
http://www.drminc.org/healthcare.html

Kent and Sussex Counties: Lactation Services From Bayhealth

Bayhealth’s Lactation Services provide the counseling and support you need to breastfeed your baby, including expectant mothers on breastfeeding techniques, addressing concerns and helping with breastfeeding challenges.
(302) 744-7233

Sussex County: La Red Health Center

La Red Health Center provides affordable, quality healthcare to the residents of Sussex County, Delaware, including adolescent health visits, STI testing, and prenatal/perinatal health services.

505 W. Markey St Georgetown De 19947
(302)855-1233
http://www.laredhealthcenter.org/