Becoming a Parent
Below is a brief list of resources for new parents that can help provide support, advice, and supplies once you have given birth:
Personal health care services, provided in the most relaxed setting imaginable: your home.
West Virginia’s Child Care Program is dedicated to improving the affordability, accessibility and quality of child care services.
Having a baby can be one of life’s greatest joys, but it’s a joy that is denied many couples because of infertility. From accurate diagnosis of the causes of infertility to a variety of treatment options, the specialists at Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine can offer hope and often, success, for many infertile couples.
Whether you’re pregnant, need a birth control method, information about menopause or just want a checkup, we are ready to help you make informed choices about your health.
The Family Resource Center, conveniently located adjacent to Women and Children’s Hospital, provides many resources for first-time parents or parents who would like a refresher course when having another child.
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. We also provide health care professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to the latest research on lactation management.
We feel honored to be able to walk beside you as you start, grow, or complete your family size. The following information is designed to help navigate your initial and follow up visits with us. At any time, if you don’t feel you understand what is happening please let a member of our team know and we will make sure you understand and are comfortable with the process.
Please note: The initial consultation and results follow up visit can be completed in person or via telemedicine video visit.
“Every child deserves a good start.”
West Virginia Fertility Institute brings decades of experience providing excellent care in the treatment of infertility to patients in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
Led by nationally renowned fertility expert Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya and a team of seasoned healthcare professionals, we compassionately guide each patient to parenthood using the latest assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilization (IVF), pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) .
The Perinatal Partnership has a great list of resources for having a healthy pregnancy.
Located within the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, the Office of Nutrition Services administers several programs and initiatives designed to promote a healthy start for West Virginia’s children.
The West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) is a low cost health care plan for children and teenagers of working families. Working together, we will make sure your children get the high quality health insurance they need.
It’s easy to get more information about WVCHIP. Start by exploring this website. Just click one of the topics above or call us at: 1-877-WVA-CHIP
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CHIP Helpline operates: Monday – Friday 8AM to 8PM & Saturday 8AM to 4PM.
The Women’s Health Center’s Parent Program provides case management services to high-risk pregnant women and infants.
There are three main resources for adoption in West Virginia: