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Pregnancy is a time of great change and anticipation. All parents can benefit from learning more about their pregnancy and prepare for the birth of their child. Office and home visits are offered or visit with a nurse after your WIC appointment for your convenience.  

Prenatal classes are offered seven times a year. Please visit  www.ricehospital.com/eLearning or call 320-231-7800 and enroll around your seventh month of pregnancy. The classes are taught by Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Public Health Nurses and Rice Memorial Hospital Obstetrical Nurses.

Child Passenger Safety Seat Information  (For more information)

Postpartum Home Visiting:  A Public Health Nurse will visit with you about your baby's weight, sleep and eating patterns, breastfeeding and normal newborn characteristic. Other topics are well child check-ups, immunizations car seat usage, bonding and how to comfort your baby when fussy or crying. (For more information)

First Steps to the Next Steps:  Parenting is one of the most important jobs you will have, yet has the least amount of training.  It can be very rewarding, but often challenging. Family home visiting can help to prepare parents for the challenges and provide ongoing support.  (For more information)
Babies


Follow Along Program
:  Let the Follow Along Program help you know if your child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and acting like other children the same age.Babies and young children grow and learn at their own rate. Some children, though, need special help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking, or talking.  The Follow Along Program can help you know if this is true for your child. (For more information)

Minnesota Infant Safe Haven Law: If you have given birth within the last 72 hours and feel you cannot take care of your baby.

Minnesota Department of HealthGot Your Shots Immunization Home

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