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Pregnancy is a special time. It can bring excitement, worry, and significant change in a woman’s life. The Prenatal Plus Program is a program funded by the state of Colorado for all pregnant women who are Medicaid eligible and who meet the criteria for the program. 

The goal is to improve birth outcomes by reducing the number of low birth weight infants born and to promote early access to prenatal care. In other words, our goal is to help pregnant women stay healthy during pregnancy and to have a healthy baby.

A team of Prenatal Plus staff offers individual support during home and/or office visits during the pregnancy and two months after the baby is born. This can help enhance a woman’s prenatal care by addressing the non-medical aspects of a woman’s life likely to affect her pregnancy. 

The team includes a care coordinator, registered dietitian, and mental health professional who work together to provide interventions based on an individual woman’s needs. All of this is offered at no cost to the woman. 

Prenatal Plus staff assists with:

  • Medicaid
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Baby Care
  • Baby Development
  • Birth Control
  • Emotional Support
  • Medical Care
  • Nutrition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Safety
  • Relationships
  • Education

This program includes risk reduction services, prenatal and postpartum teaching, and appropriate referrals for substance abuse. Other needed areas are assessed and appropriate referrals and instruction are provided throughout the length of the program.

 

Program Supervisor for Maternal Services

Linda Diede, RN, BSN
Maternal Services Program Supervisor
970-498-6736