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Women, Infants and Children WIC – Jackson County

In COMMUNITY, PARENTING, PREGNANCY/ BIRTH by Southern Oregon Family

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a free nutrition education program that helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them. Why WIC? Women on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care. Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates. Children on WIC eat …

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Care for Mama and Baby in the Days after the Birth Day

In PARENTING, PREGNANCY/ BIRTH by Southern Oregon Family

By Rhione Zeixchel I just returned from a 4 week baby wellness check and home visit with one of our moms. I was thrilled to see how rested, happy and bonded with the baby she was. It was a treasure too watching Dad holding and communicating with his son, all the while, the baby making eyes and baby sounds for …

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Grants Pass Pregnancy Care Center

In PREGNANCY/ BIRTH by Southern Oregon Family

As a community-funded, accredited medical center, we are  here to offer hope, support and medical care to you so that you can make an informed decision about your sexual health or pregnancy. The Pregnancy Care Center can provide a free pregnancy test, a free pregnancy ultrasound (in most cases) and a verification of pregnancy that can be used to apply for OHP. Support, Education & …

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Infant Massage:Bonding and Benefits for Parents and Babies

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Infant Massage:Bonding and Benefits for Parents and Babies By JoAnn Lewis, LMT, CEIM, Trainer with the International Assoc. of Infant Massage, Sweden, USA chapter. Evidence keeps pouring in to show us that loving, nurturing touch between baby and parent is essential to our baby’s best development in all ways. The stimulation, relaxation, relief and interaction of infant massage all play …

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Boot Camp for New Dads

In EDUCATION, HEALTH, IT'S FREE!, PARENTING, PREGNANCY/ BIRTH by Southern Oregon Family

Free Basic Training for First Time Fathers   How did you first learn to change a diaper, burp an infant, console it, or pack a diaper bag? I’m the eldest of five children, so in my case, it was tending siblings during the rare times my parents went on “date-night.” And I did a fair amount of childcare for other …

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