Helpful Resources

Health and Nutritional Information for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have special nutritional needs. This site from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is designed just for you. It has advice you need to help you and your baby stay healthy.

A site for moms-to-be and new moms from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) that provides a host of features covering everything from proper nutrition to best birthing options, promoting the optimal health and wellness for mom and baby. from the American Academy of Pediatrics is a parenting Web site backed by 60,000 American Academy of Pediatrics pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Includes general information related to child health and more specific guidance on parenting issues.

Marathon County Early Years Coalition

Ministry Health Care and Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital are proud members of the Early Years Coalition; a Marathon County community focused effort to support children before birth through six years of age and their caregivers. Members of the Marathon County Early Years Coalition represent 30 local organizations serving young children and their parents in Marathon County. The Coalition envisions that every child is supported in their early years for a journey of lifelong success. The Early Years Coalition website is a resource for parents and those who care for and about young children. Helping children grow and learn really does take a community. Raise Great Kids has pulled together great resources—experts, advice, tips, and ideas from others about the issues that matter most to you as you and your child move through these early years. Raise Great Kids is here 24/7 from before your baby is born until they are ready to run through the doors on the first day of school.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline

The Wisconsin Maternal And Child Health (MCH) Hotline provides information and links to services and resources for women before, during, and after pregnancy and for children including children with special health care needs.

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. pregnancy calendar

Find out what's happening each day in your pregnancy. This site provides links to articles, books, products, and peer-to-peer anecdotes to help you through your entire pregnancy. The calendar features links to hundreds of articles as well as a fetal development section including fetal development pictures.

Start Right Program of Marathon County

Start Right provides education, support and resources to help families in Marathon County raise healthy, school ready kids.

WIC Offices in Wisconsin

The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information, and referral to other health and nutrition services. WIC also promotes and supports breastfeeding.

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