Pregnant Moms Program
Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) of Roanoke Valley strives to improve health care for expectant mothers and their babies, in order to give children a strong start in life. Registered Nurses work with pregnant mothers of all ages to promote optimal birth weight and decreased infant mortality, and to reduce or stop high risk behaviors including smoking and substance use.
Expectant mothers are educated about preventive care including regular prenatal checkups and specialist support for health risks such as high blood pressure and diabetes. We also offer counseling for post-partum depression. Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) of Roanoke Valley provides parenting education and helps families establishes a medical home after birth for the child’s check-ups, sick visits and specialty care.
CHIP of Roanoke Valley partners with Text 4 Baby, a free mobile service that provides pregnant women and new parents with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth. Sign up by texting BABY (or BEBE for updates in Spanish) to 511411, or for more information visit http://www.text4baby.org.