Cherry Health offers a range of women’s health and wellness services including obstetrics, gynecology, breast and cervical health, mammography, managing menopause, preconception counseling, and infertility. We offer a wide range of treatments including medical gynecology and surgical care of women’s health problems.
Women Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Cherry Health collaborates with the Kent County Health Department to offer the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) at our Cherry Street Health Center site. This is a state-funded nutrition education and food supplement program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children up to age five. A registered dietitian provides counseling and education, as well as healthy foods to encourage proper nutrition, growth and development during pregnancy and the formative years of childhood. Breastfeeding education and support are also offered in the WIC Program. Pregnant women seen at any of our sites are offered WIC services, based on specific nutritional needs and income eligibility. For additional information, please contact 616.776.2134.
Maternal Infant Health Program
The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) is a parent support and coaching program for pregnant mothers and infants. If you are pregnant or have a baby under a year old, and are Medicaid eligible, you can receive MIHP as part of your insurance coverage.
MIHP services are provided by a team to support and encourage new parents. Services can be provided in your home, our office, or another place that you choose in the community.
We can help you:
- Feel prepared for your baby’s birth
- Make good choices for you and your baby
- Understand your pregnancy and your baby’s development
- Find medical care for you and your baby
- Find the right resources in the community
MIHP involves a whole team in supporting families.
- Your nurse will answer your questions and give you information about healthy pregnancy and infant development.
- Your social worker will help you adjust to your pregnancy and parenting, handle stress, and find the resources you need.
- The dietitian will help you understand healthy eating for pregnancy and how to feed your baby.
- Community health workers can provide support, encouragement, and education as well as hands-on help connecting to resources in the community.
The community health workers are part of the Strong Beginnings program, which provides enhanced services for African-American and Latina moms participating in MIHP.
If you would like to receive MIHP and Strong Beginnings or learn more, please contact the MIHP Manager at 616.776.2112.