Pregnancy & Women’s Health

 

Birth Parent Counseling Program ............... 276-4300

www.cfsri.org

Children’s Friend, 153 Summer Street in Providence.  If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, our sensitive,

caring counselors provide individual help so that you can evaluate your options and choose what is best for you

and your child.

 

Harmony Women's Care Center ............... 941-4357

www.harmonycareri.org

Harmony Women's Care offers pregnancy evaluations that include a pregnancy test, an ultrasound, and STI testing and

treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea.  Our services are free and confidential and give you the information you need

to know what options are right for you. We also offer free abortion after-care.

 

Kent Hospital Women’s Care Center ............... 736-BABY (2229)

kentri.org/womenscarecenter

The center is dedicated primarily to the care of women and their newborns, providing comprehensive maternal and

child health services. They also offer numerous educational programs on topics ranging from parenting classes,

lactation support, childbirth programs, and sibling class.

 

Lifespan - Women's Medicine Collaborative ............... 793-5700

146 West River Street, Providence www.womensmedicine.org A multi-specialty center dedicated to meeting the health care needs of women 18 years and older. We offer a full range of services including a Lifestyle Medicine Center, featuring yoga, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction & group nutrition classes.

 

Memorial Hospitals Childbirth Education ............... 729-2510

www.mhri.org (click on calendar for schedule of classes). Community programs include Early Pregnancy class (during first 6 months to learn about nutrition, body changes, discomforts, feeding decisions), Childbirth, Sibling tours, Infant CPR/child safety and more.  Classes also in Spanish.  Ask us about our Doula services.

 

Newport Hospital ............... 845-1110

The Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center

www.newporthospital.org/

birthing-center.html

Provides gentle, respectful, family-centered care, in tune with your individual needs and preferences. Our newly-renovated facility offers attractive private suites—many with water views—and a peaceful, home-like environment, supported by state-of-the-art technology and medical expertise. Our team includes board-certified obstetricians, pediatricians, a certified nurse midwife, and a highly-rated nursing staff with national certification in obstetrical nursing.

 

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England ............... 421-9620

www.ppsne.org 

111 Point Street, Providence Comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services to more than 9,000 women, men and teens each year. Our health center has a professionally trained staff of gynecologists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants and educators who understand the importance of reproductive health care.

*Sexuality Education.  Addresses the specific health care needs of women, men and youth through culturally- sensitive and linguistically-appropriate programs. The program covers a variety of reproductive health issues: self-esteem, family planning, healthy relationships, health screenings and health care advocacy.  The program includes communication skill development to improve partner and family relationships. For workshops,

call 421-7820.

 

Pregnancy Center of Westerly ................ 596-2880

111 High St., Westerly

Small group of women dedicated to helping other women through the turmoil and joys of a difficult pregnancy. Free pregnancy testing, counseling, support materials, and resources.

 

RI Birth Network ............... 440-8454

www.ribirth.net

Your comprehensive resource for pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  Our website offers education, tools, options, and support for natural, medical (epidural), and planned births.  The Provider Directory offers referrals for all of your health needs. Memberships are available for professionals and the general public.  Events and workshops are listed on our website Home & Facebook page.

 

South County Hospital Childbirth Education ............... 792-BABY (2229)

The Center for Women’s Health Childbirth Preparation Programs offer a full spectrum of classes including childbirth preparation, parenting classes, breastfeeding support, New Mom’s Club, infant/child CPR, postpartum exercise and much more, provided by a highly experienced, dedicated and caring staff. For a full listing, visit www.southcountyhealth.org

 

Visiting Nurse of Newport & Bristol Counties ............... 682-2100

www.vnsri.org

1184 East Main Rd., PO Box 690, Portsmouth. Provide skilled home care services to women with high-risk pregancies, premature infants, and early maternity discharge. They also provide nursing care and education for C-section wounds, breastfeeding difficulties, and infants/

young children with health issues.

 

Women & Infants Hospital Childbirth and Parenting ............... 276-7800

Offers many programs for first time parents that are taught by certified childbirth educators and lactation consultants.  A wide variety of childbirth classes include labor and delivery classes, Alternative Birth Center class, prenatal breastfeeding, infant care, sibling classes for the 3 to 10 year old, grandparent classes, hospital tours, CPR, first aid classes,

parenting the 2 to 6 month infant, classes for parents expecting multiple births, planned cesarean section and more. Many classes are also offered in Spanish.  To register for Spanish classes, call our Spanish outreach worker at 1-888-44mujer or

277-3613.

 

*Diabetes Management During  Pregnancy …........ 274-1122, x42930

 

*Pregnancy Nutrition Class………… 274-1122, x42749

 

*Day Program  ...... 274-1122, x42870

Cooperative Care Bldg, 2 Dudley St., 1st floor, Providence.  Intensive treatment program for expectant and new mothers who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other behavioral health issues.

 

 

BreastFeeding Information,  Support & Supplies

        

Breastfeeding Warm-Lines

Mothers may call any of these numbers with questions or concerns about breastfeeding. Pre-natal classes, post-partum support groups and out-patient lactation visits may also be available.

 

*Kent County Hospital  ....... 737-7010  x3332

 Leave a message and a lactation consultant will call you back.

 

*Landmark Medical Center ....... 769-4100, x2218

 24-hour call-in assistance

             

*Memorial Hospital of RI ..... 729-2291

 24 hour call-in assistance

                            

*Newport Hospital ..... 845-1110          

 24-hour call-in assistance; free breastfeeding support group facilitated by certified lactation consultants; breastfeeding classes and consultations.

 

*South County Hospital ............ 788-1226

 Leave a message and a lactation consultant will call you back.

 

*Women & Infants Hospital:

 ● Warm Line ................. 800-711-7011

   Call with questions Monday - Friday, 9am-9 pm.  Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm. After hours,

   leave a message and a nurse will return your call.  Services in English and Spanish.

● Breastfeeding Support Services .......... 1-800-711-7011

● Nursing Moms, Etc.......... 453-7940

    A specialty store servicing needs of breastfeeding moms, premature infants, and newborns.

 

Healthy Babies, Happy Moms, Inc. ............... 884-8273

www.healthybabieshappymoms.com

 

Health Information Line ............... 1-401-222-5960/RI Relay 711

Answers to breastfeeding questions and referrals to local resources, including the Rhode Island WIC Program.  English and Spanish.

Visit: health.ri.gov/breastfeeding for breastfeeding information and resources for Rhode Island mothers.

 

La Leche League Helpline ............... 1-800-La-Leche

www.llli.org

Dedicated to providing mother to mother support, information, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Note: Contact La Leche League for updated group meeting days, times and locations.

Contact Us:

 

P.O. Box 613, Wyoming, RI 02898 

sheryl@fullchannel.net

Tel: 401-247-0850 

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