We provide home visits virtual services as well. Call 734 215 5543 for information.
Reproductive Life Plan: https://resources.beststart.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/F18-E.pdf
Bedsider Website: https://www.bedsider.org/
Birth Control Methods: https://www.bedsider.org/methods
Birth Control Reminders: https://www.bedsider.org/reminders
Sexual Health and Wellness: https://www.bedsider.org/sexual-health-and-wellness/sexually-transmitted-infections-stds-stis
STI Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/default.htm
Title X Clinic Locator: https://opa-fpclinicdb.hhs.gov/
Reproductive Coercion: https://www.bedsider.org/features/252-abuse-by-birth-control-sabotagePreconception Planning: https://www.cdc.gov/preconception/planning.html
What is family planning?
• Family planning means using birth control to space out pregnancies and plan your family size.
• It is best to wait at least 18 months after giving birth before getting pregnant again.
• There are many different methods of birth control (the pill, IUD, patch, shot, condom, etc.).
• If you want to use birth control, you can choose the method that is best for you.
Why should I space out my pregnancies?
• It is better for your health.
• It is better for your baby’s health.
• It can be less stressful.
Where can I get family planning services?
• Your healthcare provider’s office
• Planned Parenthood
• Your local family planning clinic (www.Michigan.gov/FamilyPlanning, then select “Find a Clinic”)
Learn more: MDHHS Family Planning (www.Michigan.gov/FamilyPlanning) and Bedsider
What is interconception health? Interconception is the time between pregnancies. Use this time to make sure you are healthy. This is especially important if you ever had a:
• Baby with low birthweight or health problems
What can I do to improve my health so my next baby will be as healthy as possible?
• Your healthcare provider can help you get the care you need before you get pregnant again. This will
give you the best chance to stay healthy yourself and deliver a healthy baby.
• Keep your interconception care appointments and follow your healthcare provider’s guidance.
What does interconception care include?
• Family planning services (waiting at least 18 months after giving birth to get pregnant again)
• Getting up-to-date on vaccines
• Treating infections
• Controlling chronic conditions, such as asthma, hypertension and diabetes
• Limiting contact with toxic substances, such as lead, mercury and pesticides
• Counseling and support:
o To eat right and take folic acid.
o To gain or lose weight.
o To get more exercise.
o To quit smoking.
o To avoid secondhand smoke.
o For possible genetic risks.
o For alcohol problems.
o For drug problems.
o For depression, anxiety, or stress.
o For domestic violence.
How do I get interconception care when my Medicaid ends?
You may be eligible for the Healthy Michigan Plan after pregnancy www.Michigan.gov/HealthyMIPlan
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