The Indiana State Department of Health and Maternal and Child Health Division has launched the Moms Helpline. The initiative is devoted to pregnant women and new mothers, although all parents can use the service.
Officials launched the line to answer questions. “Where am I gonna go to the doctor? I am going to stay here, how do I put my baby to sleep? How do I feed them? What do I feed them. It’s incredible overwhelming for new moms, and parents and so what’s fantastic about this hotline it puts all those questions into one,” said Christina Keller with the Vigo County Health Department.
It’s hoped the helpline with improve health access for pregnant women. It can connect moms to a variety of programs, like Baby and Me Tobacco Free.
“Smoking tends to bring babies with lower birth rates. So all those things add up to our infant mortality rate which is really important to our health as a country,” said Keller
The Moms Helpline has replaced the old Indiana Family Helpline. It is a free service to all parents.
The number is 844-624-6667. You can also click here to connect on-line.