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Maternal Infant Health Program

Personal and Family Health
What is the MIHP?
  • MIHP is a Home Visiting Program for pregnant women and Infants with Medicaid insurance.

  • MIHP supports healthy pregnancies, and healthy babies.

What are the benefits of MIHP?
  • Babies born to moms in the MIHP are healthier

  • Families in MIHP learn how their babies are growing

  • Moms get help with breastfeeding, formula feeding, developmental questions, concerns, and other nutritional questions.

How does MIHP help pregnant mothers and their babies?

Pregnant women in MIHP will get help with access to transportation, WIC, and childbirth or parent education classes. Women will also get home visits from a health care professional (like a nurse or a social worker). These health care professionals will:

  • Help with prenatal care

  • Answer questions about being pregnant, labor, and delivery

  • Answer questions about caring for your baby

  • Help with getting food or a place to live

  • Help you learn about buying, fixing, and eating healthy foods

  • Help with health problems that could affect your pregnancy like diabetes, asthma, high-blood pressure, depression, or anxiety. 

  • Help with changes that you decide to make to be healthy such as quitting/cutting down on tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.

  • Answer questions about family planning (birth control)

  • Connects you with community services like childbirth education classes, resources that give out baby items for free, the WIC food program, heat, and electricity.

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