Pregnancy and parenthood are exciting but stressful times. Virginia Premier is here to help. Take advantage of our prenatal and postpartum online resources to gain the knowledge and confidence you will need throughout your journey.
Healthy Heartbeats offers Safe Sleep Education through the Safe Sleep Academy!
Healthy Heartbeats (HHB), our program for pregnant members and those who have given birth, offers free online training through its partner, Safe Sleep Academy. You can help make sure infants younger than one year of age sleep safely. Take The Cribs for Kids Safe Sleep Ambassador Training and earn points in the HHB program to go toward your completion gift at postpartum. Learn more about Healthy Heartbeats and how you can enroll.
Steps to take to earn points:
- Visit Cribs for Kids
- Sign up and register online
- Review the course and take the brief quiz
- Take a picture of your certificate and send it to your HHB outreach worker
- Share the safe sleep message and education with your child’s caretakers and family members
For more information about Safe Sleep Academy visit their website.
Apply today for these community benefits
WIC – WIC gives healthy foods to pregnant moms, babies and growing children. WIC supports breastfeeding moms. Contact your local WIC department or ask for help from your Medial Outreach Representative.
VDH Car Seat Safety Program – For car seat safety or to obtain a car seat from the Virginia Department of Health visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov or call 1-800-732-8333.
Text4Baby – Sign up for Text4Baby and you will receive free text messages throughout your pregnancy and your baby’s first year. Topics include prenatal care, baby, health parenting and more.
Additional community programs and resources
- Centering Pregnancy Program
- Resource Moms Program
- Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelters
- National Fatherhood Initiative
- Before, during, and after pregnancy
- Healthy pregnancy
- FREE online childbirth class
- Postpartum depression
- Parenting articles
- Raising kids in the Richmond area
- Parenting classes in Tidewater area
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