PREGNANT WOMEN who meet certain income guidelines can receive NYS Medicaid for their pregnancy, delivery and for at least two months after delivery. Their baby is also covered under NYS Medicaid for the first year of life. The MOMS program serves Medicaid eligible pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and after delivery.
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*A pregnant woman counts as 2!
If you are pregnant and live in Tompkins County, you may be eligible. Call (607) 274-6604 to schedule an appointment. You will meet with a Community Health Nurse who will help you with:
After you are enrolled into our program, you will be assigned a Community Health Nurse. She will contact you to make appointments for home visits during your pregnancy and after delivery. The number of visits may vary according to necessity. At each visit during your pregnancy, your MOMS nurse will:
As a MOMS participant you will be offered convenient childbirth education classes for you and your birthing partner at the Health Department office located at 55 Brown Road, Ithaca NY. Community Health Nurses teach the classes which cover the following topics:
A tour of Cayuga Birth Place, located at Cayuga Medical Center, is arranged for all participants!
Your Community Health Nurse is a Certified Lactation Counselor. She can answer your questions about breastfeeding and help you to become a successful breastfeeding mother. Your nurse will also visit you after your baby is born to weigh your baby, ask how feedings are going and answer any questions you may have about yourself and your newborn. For more information on breastfeeding, click here.
We care about the health of pregnant moms and their babies! That’s why we offer:
Make your first appointment today. Call (607) 274-6604.
If you are currently enrolled in our program, feel free to call your MOMS Nurse between scheduled visits with any pregnancy, infant and/or breastfeeding questions that you may have.
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