Early prenatal care is important. It is best to see an OB within the first 3 months of pregnancy.
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Better Beginnings is a healthy pregnancy program where pregnant women can access assistance for a variety of services helping them to have a healthy baby:
Call Better Beginnings at 406-454-6950.
Call 406-454-6953 or 406-452-0881, ext. 304 to make an appointment for a car seat fitting.
No, the health department does not provide prenatal care. Call Better Beginnings and they will help you get connected to the health care system.
No, the health department does not provide insurance but Better Beginnings staff will assess your income to see if you qualify for Medicaid.
Yes, Better Beginnings assists clients to get baby supplies.
Yes, through the Community Health Care Center, we have a full time dentist on site. Call us at 406-791-9267.
Call the health department at 406-454-6950 and ask for a Family Services Public Health Nurse and enroll in Parents as Teachers. The nurse can assess your child and provide information about where your child should be for their age and provide parent/child interaction activities.
You will need:
Early prenatal care, balanced nutrition, fresh air and exercise, avoid drugs, alcohol and tobacco, lots of water, healthy relationships, and a positive mental attitude. For more information, you can talk with one of our staff if you have specific questions.
We have a program called Parents As Teachers that provides child development information and parenting support. Contact us to get signed up in the program.
We have nurses that will visit and weigh your baby in the home. We also teach you about shaken baby syndrome and safe sleep with babies.