Best Beginnings for Wyoming Babies

Focuses on pregnant women receiving appropriate services for a healthy pregnancy.

Home or office visits provide:

  • Processing Presumptive Eligibility applications for Wyoming Equality Care (Medicaid)
  • Early-pregnancy education
  • Case management, client advocacy, and referrals

Nurse-Family Partnerships

Assists first-time families.

Home and office visits from pregnancy through the child’s second birthday provide first-time parents with:

  • Pregnancy information
  • Parenting education
  • Nurturing relationships
  • Case management, client advocacy, and referrals

Premature Baby Program

Assists families of premature babies to cope with long-term issues and to access all necessary services. Home or office visits provide:

Parenting education for the fragile infant
Assistance with accessing needed services
Early detection of complications related to prematurity
Case management, client advocacy, and referrals

Welcome Home

Assists new parents in adjusting to the early weeks and months of parenthood.  Available to all mothers with newborns.

Home and office visits provide:

  • Information about infant growth, development, and stimulation
  • Infant assessments, including weights
  • Help with infant feeding, breast or bottle
  • Post-partum education
  • Case management, client advocacy, and referrals
  • Information regarding infant safety

Children's Special Healthcare Needs

Assists families of children with special health care needs.

Assists high-risk newborns in obtaining assistance with medical intensive care expenses.

The program can help provide:

  • Financial assistance can be obtained for medical care related to specific diagnoses
  • Care coordination and client advocacy
  • Education and referrals

Breastfeeding Support

Certified Lactation Counselors assist breastfeeding mothers to be comfortable and successful in the feeding of their children.

Home and office visits provide:

  • Breastfeeding information and technical help
  • Breastfeeding support groups
  • Prenatal education about breastfeeding

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