Healthy Hearts Plus II

Services For Expectant Moms

INDIVIDUAL NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS
Individual nutritional education is a self-management support program that educates and empowers members to
manage an established illness or disease. Members receive a dietary plan to help improve their health and
quality of life.

NUTRITION CLASS
The member learns about nutritional requirements, dietary guidelines, and the role of nutrition in health and
disease. In addition, topics such as hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes causes and prevention are
highlighted.

PRENATAL NUTRITION EDUCATION
Promotes healthy habits during pregnancy to support and encourage a healthy diet by understanding nutritional risks associated with pregnancy and to decrease the probability of complications and difficult deliveries due to poor nutrition (low birth weight, preterm delivery, infant mortality, and nutrition related birth defects), and to
provide instructions to help pregnant woman get physical activity and reduce stress.

POSTPARTUM NUTRITION EDUCATION
Helps to develop long term healthy nutrition practices to benefit mommy’s, baby’s, and family’s health by
providing information on the positive effects of good nutrition and how it can support many physical and
emotional changes after pregnancy, and to provide a good foundation for breastfeeding.

LACTATION CLASS
Breastfeeding Nutritional Support Services help to inform new mothers about the importance of breastfeeding
and to provide support through the breastfeeding process. The class equips mothers with effective breastfeeding
techniques and assist them with lactation management. This class uses multidimensional learning opportunities

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CLASS
Provides members with educational and skill building activities around the topic of healthy lifestyles (including basic “urban” nutrition, nutritional goals, meal planning, food selection and food preparation), movement with physical fitness, and stress management.

EXERCISE CLASS
Assist members to change habits related to physical activity that can help them maintain a healthy weight,
reduce stress, lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS
Helps members to identify and use foods to manage stress and provides techniques designed to help better
manage stress, anxiety, and worries.

CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT (CNA) HOME VISIT
At home visit by CNA for prenatal & postnatal care

REGISTERED NURSE (RN) HOME VISIT
At home visit by RN for prenatal & postnatal care

MOMMY BAGS
Bags include but not limited to keto and blood sugar strips, blood pressure cuffs, birth plan and personal
journals.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT CLASS
This class empowers members linking them to their future through education, sacred self-care, Matters
of the Heart, successful single and co-parenting, birth control methods, civic responsibilities, and
Medicaid services and resources.