Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum

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The following programs offer information and support during pregnancy, childbirth and the early months after a baby is born.

Education and tools to support breast/chest feeding and alternatives.
Who is Eligible:

Pregnant and breast/chest/human milk feeding families

Where are services offered?

Online or on the phone.

(Spanish language information is online at breastfeeddurham.org/spanish-speaking-families)

Cost: 

Free

 

 

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Visit us online to get started breastfeeddurham.org

 

Learn More:

breastfeeddurham.org

Care coordination for families with children birth- age 5 that may need extra support navigating their child's physical and behavioral health needs.
Who is Eligible:

Parents or caregivers of children aged 0-to-5 with special needs, or who have experienced a serious life stressor. Please see the referral form on our website for examples of eligibility criteria.

Where are services offered?

Care Managers will meet with families in locations of their choosing (including their homes and medical offices)

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

Visit our website to find a link for a referral form or call Karen McLeod Ray, MSW, LCSWA, Supervisor at 919-560-7869 or Ann Marie Burke, Team Lead at 919-560-7741

Learn More:

Care Coordination for Children – dcopublichealth.org/services/child-health/cc4c-3631

No cost, short term nurse home visits for families with newborn babies.
Who is Eligible:

Any family of a newborn baby in Durham County

Where are services offered?

Nurses visit families in their homes; telehealth visits are also available as needed

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Call the bilingual scheduling number at 919-385-0777 or sign up online at ccfhnc.org/fcd-sign-up/

H.E.A.R.T.S. supports young adolescent parents and pregnant people with tools to successfully become independent and self-sufficient.
Who is Eligible:

Parents or pregnant people aged 13-to-22 and their children

Where are services offered?

Anywhere within 60 miles of Durham County

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English
How to initiate or access services:

Visit our website to learn more and contact us at heartsnc.org/visit-us.

Learn More:

heartsnc.org

Specialists at the pediatric primary care clinic that work alongside families of children under age 3 to be sure they have the support they need to nurture their child’s wellbeing.
Who is Eligible:

Families whose infants and toddlers under age three receive their medical care at Duke Children’s Primary Care-North Durham

Where are services offered?

Duke Children’s Primary Care, 3116 N. Duke St, Durham

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

Ask your doctor about HealthySteps

Learn More:

HealthySteps.org

Peer to peer lactation support for breastfeeding families, regardless of whether they are facing challenges or simply seeking to connect with others
Who is Eligible:

Pregnant and human milk feeding families

Where are services offered?

Local meetings are held online at this time.

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English
How to initiate or access services:

Online at llldurham.org. Phone numbers for local La Leche League leaders can be found on the site.

Learn More:

llldurham.org

MAAME, Inc. empowers Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other Birthing People of color and those historically excluded to navigate systems during pregnancy and postpartum
Who is Eligible:

We are creating spaces and support for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other Birthing People of Color and their families

Where are services offered?

Durham area

Cost: 

MAAME, Inc. offers all services on a sliding scale based on the birthing person’s individual need. For clients who don’t qualify for the community-based doula program, they will still have access to affordable doula support for birth or postpartum.

Consultations are free.

 

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Birthing alone or with barriers should never be an option. We are here to help. Request services through the intake form found at maameinc.org/general-intake or call (919) 709-3120 to get connected

Learn More:

maameinc.org

Breastfeeding Support Group provides the opportunity to talk directly with an IBCLC, complete a weighted feeding session, and connect with other moms
Who is Eligible:

Pregnant persons, breastfeeding infants and their lactating parent

Where are services offered?

Support groups are held at South Regional Library in Durham, and in Cary at Gather Goods.

Cost: 

Breastfeeding support group is free.

Services are available in the following language(s): English
How to initiate or access services:

Call 919-443-5240, email njarrett@milestonesnutrition.com, or visit our website: milestonesnutrition.com/lactation

Learn More:

milestonesnutrition.com/lactation

HelpLine (text/call support) and comprehensive support network, including support groups and additional resources, for parents facing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders or struggles in the transition to parenthood.
Who is Eligible:

Pregnant people and new parents

Where are services offered?

Services are available across North Carolina (including Durham)

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

For immediate support, reach out to the national maternal mental health hotline: call or text 1-833-943-5746 (1-833-9-HELP4MOMS).

Fill out the form at postpartum.net/psi-support to be connected to a local coordinator.

Learn More:

postpartum.net

Free or low-cost weekly parenting support groups to make new friends, learn about child development, and build community support.
Who is Eligible:

TAPS offers parenting groups for three different stages of parenthood:

  • For parents expecting a new baby
  • For parents of babies under 6 months
  • For parents with children 6 months-6 year
Where are services offered?

Regional groups are hosted across the Triangle area and virtually; those available to Durham families are described above.

Cost: 

Free

Free or sliding scale

  • Prenatal: Free
  • Newborn PEPS: Sliding scale (starts at no cost)
  • Circle of Security: Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

Register for the parenting group that best fits your family at tapsnc.org or tapsnc.org/espanol

Learn More:

tapsnc.org

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