Prenatal Care

Giving your child the best starts before baby is born — good prenatal care has a crucial impact on the lifetime health of your child. We also know that while exciting, pregnancy is often an overwhelming time for new parents. At YPN, we’ve developed a program to ease the transition to parenthood and addresses the many challenges of new families. You’ll learn important information about pregnancy and newborn care from experienced facilitators and speakers in a supportive environment, alongside other parents like you.

Who can take part?

Pregnant and parenting families with children under 5 years of age.

Prenatal and New Baby groups

What families should expect from the YPN Prenatal program

  • Weekly group meetings in a supportive, judgement-free environment
  • Access to the We Care Shop – YPN’s  incentive-based program that rewards families with points for healthy behaviors that can be exchanged for diapers, wipes, clothing, books, or baby products.
  • Transportation to and from group meetings, if needed

  • On-site childcare
  • Meal at each group meeting

  • Home visit to support each new mom and dad as they make the transition to parenthood
  • All services at no cost to you

YPN Home Visits

Home Visits are an option for families who aren’t able to attend Thursday evening groups but still want to learn & improve parenting skills and relationships.

  • Free to any Linn County expecting or parent with child age birth-5

  • Access to the We Care Shop – YPN’s  incentive-based program that rewards families with points for healthy behaviors that can be exchanged for diapers, wipes, clothing, books, or baby products.
  • Parents as Teachers curriculum in home setting

  • Monthly visits by YPN’s Parent Educator

  • Home visit to support each new mom and dad as they make the transition to parenthood
  • All services at no cost to you

Learn more about our Home Visit program.

Ready to join us?

Connect with YPN Today

For more information about the YPN Prenatal program, please contact Meridith Myers
Email Meridith
  or call 319.364.8909

For more information about Hispanic prenatal services, please contact Alejandro Pino
Email Alejandro or call 319.364.8909

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