Pregnancy Education

Pregnancy and parenting are filled with lots of uncertainty. Vida Support Services offers a mentoring program where moms and/or dads are matched up with a mentor who will support them and be their teacher. Mentors are seasoned parents. Simply put, they meet you where you are on your journey through pregnancy. They will provide one on one lessons on topics like:

  • fetal development
  • nutrition during pregnancy
  • discomforts
  • emotions
  • preparation for breast feeding and baby care

Mentors will work with clients to schedule appointments around a mom or dad’s busy schedule. We also offer one-on-one consultation with a nurse experienced with labor and delivery, and a lactation counselor after delivery. While learning, moms and/or dads will earn credit, which can be spent in the Little Dear Boutique (our in-house store.) Our store has items like diapers, wipes, clothing, baby shampoo, formula, and other hygiene items for parents. If you are in need of gas, bus tickets, food or housing, we can help connect you to other community resources too.

When can I start receiving services?

You can start receiving our services during your pregnancy or immediately if you are already parenting a child under the age of 3.

Can the father of my baby or child come with me?

Yes. Dads, spouses, and support persons are welcome to come and learn along with mom during her appointment times. Dads also earn credit to use and shop in the Little Dear Boutique.

Can a dad receive services without the mother of the baby or child?

Yes, dads can come for support, mentoring, and education.

How long can I be in the program?

You can be in the program until the child you are going to have or are already parenting turns 3.

Can I bring my baby or child with me to my appointment?

Yes. Babies and children are always welcome to come with their parents. We have a supervised play area right next to the rooms where the mentoring appointments are held. Parents are also welcome to bring their child(ren) into the appointment room.

Is a visit to your clinic confidential?

Yes, all of our services are confidential and free.