Pregnancy and Newborn Programs
Following the birth of your child, a public health nurse will contact you to see how you and the baby are doing and offer a visit to assist families with any questions or concerns you may have.
The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development. Click here for more information.
The Health Department offers free annual well water testing to low-income families with pregnant women or children in the home. Water is tested for bacteria and nitrates, which can be harmful to pregnant women and children. Unsafe water test results are referred to the Department of Natural Resources for assistance resolving problems.
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Talking to Children About Cancer
Northwoods Healthy Families
Northwoods Healthy Families provides support for new parents during and after pregnancy. This program will offer education on your new baby’s development, answer questions you have about where to get what you need for your and your baby, and connect you with other local resources.
Always place babies on their backs to sleep. Click here for more information.
For information on breastfeeding support, please go to our Breastfeeding Support section of our WIC page.
First Breath is Wisconsin’s program to help pregnant, postpartum, and caregiving individuals become tobacco-free. First Breath Quit Coaches, trained to counsel on commercial tobacco use, provide free, individualized in-person, phone, and text-based services. Interested in getting connected? Call 608-888-2768 or visit First Breath (wwhf.org).