Parenting Prep

Purpose
The purpose of the Parenting Prep program is to educate, provide emotional support and refer expectant mothers to community services. A Parenting Prep worker is a caring person who visits and supports pregnant women and teenage girls during their pregnancies and after the births of their babies.
Our Parenting Prep Worker
Rebecca Teegarden is our Parenting Prep Worker. She will be pleased to visit with you before and after your baby is born. She has educational books and videos that are helpful for new parents. This service is free so please email Rebecca if you are pregnant or would like a visit for you and your baby.

Necessities for a Healthy Pregnancy
Mothers
  • Avoid drugs, alcohol, and smoking when pregnant.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • If pregnant, seek prenatal care and attend regular check-ups.
  • See your doctor if you're thinking about becoming pregnant.
  • Seek parenting education when parenting.
  • Use family planning that is best for you before becoming pregnant.
Fathers
  • Choose a healthy lifestyle.
  • Have regular physical exams.
  • Provide support to your child and your child's mother.
  • Seek parenting education when parenting.
Infants
  • Have regular pediatric check-ups.
  • Hug and kiss them often.
  • Immunize your children.
  • Provide safe playing environments.
  • Take your baby to well-baby care.
  • Use car seats and buckle them up in cars.
A Poem: The Children
They laugh with excitement
They cry with sadness
They play with enjoyment
They need a loving touch.

They see what we show them
They learn what we teach them.

We are their leaders.

They need us to hold them,
They need us to console them
They need us to praise them
They just need us to raise them.