Maternal Child Health

Our Maternal & Child Health programs are designed to educate and increase awareness about preconception, prenatal and inter-conception care among women of all ages.  Programs have been developed to address critically needed services and cultural sensitivities for Latina and African American women in Mercer and Ocean Counties. As this is a significant time in a woman’s life, our educational services are designed to provide women with the knowledge of how to access holistic care for their minds and bodies.

The primary objectives for our maternal-child programs are:

  • To provide resources, education and services in collaboration with community partners on topics related to preconception, prenatal and inter-conception health.
  • To increase linkages to early prenatal care beginning in the first trimester to improve positive birth outcomes through early pregnancy education.
  • To educate women about prevention and early signs and symptoms of premature births as well as the risks of delivering prior to the 37th week.
  • To educate women and their partners about healthy lifestyles and reproductive life planning skills to improve preconception and inter-conception health.

Educational Resources

Our staff can provide information and resources in regard to Reproductive Life Planning, Early Pregnancy Education, Prematurity Workshops, Fetal Development and Breastfeeding Education.

We would like to thank The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey for supporting the Trenton Women’s Health Literacy Project. This important project enables our free and confidential pregnancy testing and personalized health and resource needs consultations by trained and caring Women’s Health Advocates for women in the City of Trenton.

MCH PROGRAMS

AMAR DOULA

BODY & SOUL

CUNA

Additional services offered:

  • Advocacy
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups
  • Breastfeeding Support Telephone Line
  • Childbirth Education Classes
  • Educational Materials
  • Health and Nutrition Workshops
  • Home Visits
  • Hospital Orientation Tours
  • Information and Referrals
  • Linkages to Medical Homes
  • Meals (during group activities)
  • Mother’s Nursing Room
  • Natural Family Planning Workshops
  • One-on-one Counseling and Support
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy Spacing
  • Prenatal Health Classes
  • Risk Assessment Screenings
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Workshops
  • Stress Management Workshops
  • Training to become a Community Peer Lactation Consultant
  • Transportation (to and from group activities)
  • Women’s Health and Self Image Workshops

Program Brochures

Maritza Ramundi Patrowski
Women’s Health Advocate-Body and Soul
(609) 695-6274, Ext. 123
mramundi@chsofnj.org

Shahera Hutchinson
Women’s Health Advocate-Body and Soul
(609) 695-6274, Ext. 123
shutchinson@chsofnj.org

Vilma Aguirre
Maternal Child Health Coordinator-CUNA
(609) 695-6274, Ext. 120
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Hilda Villanueva
Women’s Health Advocate-AMAR DOULA
(609) 695-6274, Ext. 125
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