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Meet Our Team
Pregnancy Birth Support
Parent Support Meetings
Parent and Baby Play Group
Teen Parent? Protect Your Future! Stay in School!
Parent Community Announcement Board
"Moms Night Out" Event
Local Breastfeeding Support
Becoming a Dad
Local Resources
YES - Youth Employment Services
Transportation Assistance
Benefits of "Hands On" Experiences
CPR - The Importance of CPR Education
Baby Care
The Importance of Baby Carrying
Infant Massage
Parenting Tools
Lending Library
Building a Family
Child Development
10 Things Every Child Needs
Discipline Techniques For Your Toddler
A-Z Guide to Baby Illnesses and Injuries
Doctors and Emergencies
Immunization Schedule
How to Comfort a Crying Baby
Sleep Solutions for Baby
Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome
Safety in the Home
Car Seat Safety
Fun Activities
Mommy and Me Time!
Reading to Your Child
Postpartum Assistance
Day Care
Food Pantry
How to Make Your Own Baby Food
Diaper Drive
Request form for needed items
Thank You
Holiday Events "Thank You"
Lamaze International Birth Network Grant Awarded
Press Releases
Mother's Gift Give-A-Way
Fund Raising


Doctor visits:


If my baby is healthy, why do I have to keep taking him/her for check-ups?


It's the best way of keeping your baby healthy. A medical provider can pick up health problems early, before even symptoms of real trouble. And your baby's immunizations will be kept up to date.


Doctor visits: When do I call the doctor for a fever?


  • Child younger than 6 months is higher than 100 F.
  • Child has fever and cannot be consoled.
  • Child has fever and has trouble waking from sleep.
  • Child has fever and cries when you touch or move him/her.
  • Child older than 6 months has fever greater than 100 F more than two days.
  • Child older than 6 months has fever equal to or higher than 102 F.
  • Child has fever and is drowsy.
  • Child has fever and is breathing heavily.
  • Child has fever and has pains.
  • Child has fever and a stiff neck, cannot bend head forward and is sensitive to bright lights.
  • Child has recurring, unexplained fevers.


Doctor visits: When do I call the doctor otherwise?


  • Child is throwing up.
  • Child has diarrhea or is constipated.
  • Child is inconsolable.
  • Child has unexplained marks, bumps or bruises on body.
  • You have diet/eating concerns about your child.
  • Other concerns about your child's health and development.


The role of the Emergency System:

 When do I call 9-1-1?


For severe difficulty breathing, gasping for air and or choking on something.

For a convulsion.

For severe injuries, including deep or extensive cuts.

For serious reactions.

For a permanent tooth that has been knocked out.

For a child underwater more than a couple seconds.

For burns larger than the child's fist.

For exposure to smoke or toxic fumes.

For head injuries.

For loss of consciousness.


Call the Poison Control Center if you have a suspicion your child has ingested any harmful substance: 1-800-282-3171


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The information contained on this website is designed for educational purposes only. The information is not meant to replace the recommendations or advice of your Doctor or Pediatrician. Please consult your care providers regarding you and your child’s  health care.


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