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Maternity 323 E 6th Street Port Angeles, WA 98362 (360) 457-8355 FirstStepFamilySupportCenter.org Maternity Support Services (MSS) Every woman’s needs are unique; we encourage you to begin our program as early in your pregnancy as possible. Prenatal care can help prevent complications and inform women about important steps they can take to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. We can help with initiation and successful breastfeeding. Infant Case Management (ICM) ICM improves the welfare of infants by providing parents with information and assistance for necessary medical, social, educational and other services throughout your infant’s first year. First Step Family Support Center To promote the healthy development of children and families in Clallam County. Congratulations! First Step can offer Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management to you. We do not replace the very important care of your doctor or WIC, but work along side them to answer any questions you might have, offer support, and connect you to other resources in Clallam County. You are eligible for our Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management throughout your pregnancy up to your child’s first birthday. All Services are Voluntary and Confidential First Step is a proud United Way agency, and an equal opportunity employer and provider. First Steps Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves. Jon Kabat-Zinn
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  • Maternity

    323 E 6th Street

    Port Angeles, WA 98362

    (360) 457-8355

    FirstStepFamilySupportCenter.org

    Maternity Support Services (MSS)

    Every woman’s needs are unique; we

    encourage you to begin our program as

    early in your pregnancy as possible.

    Prenatal care can help prevent

    complications and inform women about

    important steps they can take to ensure a

    healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

    We can help with initiation and

    successful breastfeeding.

    Infant Case Management (ICM)

    ICM improves the welfare of infants by

    providing parents with information and

    assistance for necessary medical, social,

    educational and other services

    throughout your infant’s first year.

    First Step Family Support Center

    To promote the healthy development of

    children and families in Clallam County.

    Congratulations!

    First Step can offer Maternity Support

    Services and Infant Case Management

    to you. We do not replace the very

    important care of your doctor or WIC,

    but work along side them to answer any

    questions you might have, offer

    support, and connect you to other

    resources in Clallam County. You are

    eligible for our Maternity Support

    Services and Infant Case Management

    throughout your pregnancy up to your

    child’s first birthday.

    All Services are

    Voluntary and Confidential

    First Step is a proud United Way agency, and an

    equal opportunity employer and provider.

    First Steps

    Maternity

    Support Services

    and Infant Case

    Management

    “ ”

    In giving birth to our babies, we may

    find that we give birth to new

    possibilities within ourselves.

    Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Professional Nursing Services

    A registered nurse is available for questions

    or concerns about your pregnancy or baby.

    You have the choice of home or office

    visits.

    Registered nurses provide support if you

    have medical complications such as pre-term

    labor, high blood pressure, or diabetes.

    Nurses can provide home visits after you

    bring your baby home.

    We have lactation consultants to help with

    breast-feeding and/or bottle-feeding, and to

    provide information and referrals for breast

    pumps.

    Brief counseling.

    Understanding the emotional changes you

    and your family have during pregnancy.

    Discussing ways to prepare you and your

    family for the arrival of your new baby.

    Addressing financial challenges.

    Referrals to community resources for your

    housing, clothing, diapers etc.

    A Certified Dietician is available to

    assist you with:

    Discussing healthy eating while pregnant,

    after delivering your baby, and while

    breastfeeding.

    Information about controlling your weight

    during and after pregnancy.

    Guidance on managing morning

    sickness, heartburn, constipation, or fatigue.

    Your diet if you have diabetes, high blood

    pressure, anemia, or allergies.

    Support with meeting your nutrition goals.

    Maternity Support Services

    A Behavioral Health Worker can

    help you with:

    Providing support groups that offer peer

    support for mothers who are facing

    emotional challenges.

    Infant Case Management

    Home-visiting program for parents of

    infants 2 months to 1 year of age. Infants

    are required to be present at each visit.

    Start the program anytime up to 1 year

    of age.

    Scheduled visits with families at First

    Step or in their home.

    Provides parents with information and

    assistance to access medical, social,

    educational and environmental services.

    Shares linkages to community resources.

    Families get the support they need to

    help their child grow and thrive.

    Child must be receiving Medicaid.

    To schedule an appointment, or for further information,

    call us at: (360) 457-8355

    Ask for the MSS/ICM TEAM.

    All calls are confidential.