Are you pregnant? Do you have a new baby? The Cayuga County Health Department offers a variety of free programs for pregnant women, new mothers, and babies.
Improving the well-being of mothers, infants, and children is an important health goal. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can influence the prediction of future health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system.
Cayuga County Health Department encourages local OB/GYN physicians and providers to refer their prenatal women to the prenatal program whereby qualified registered nurses will follow up and provide education and services. The health department collaborates with local services to fulfill the needs of prenatal women to better prepare for delivery and establish relationship to further support postpartum needs.
In collaboration Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) Maternity Unit, provides support to new mothers and infants. ACH refers all postpartum women to the Maternal Child Program. The health department qualified registered nurses follow up with the new mothers to provide support, education, breast-feeding consultation, and referral tp community services if needed.