PNMC Supports…

 Pregnant and Parenting Moms &  Dads

This site includes information about pregnancy, how to have a healthy baby and how to keep baby healthy after birth.  At our Healthy Start Center and Comienzo Sano, PNMC also provides support services for pregnant and parenting women including care coordination, health education, parenting education, mental health services and life skills classes.   Click here for more information for Moms & Dads.

 Health & Human Services Providers

PNMC is a valuable resource for health and human service providers.  We offer workshops and conferences to enable providers to identify and address both medical and physchosocial perinatal issues.  This website also gives providers access to comprehensive and leading information on an ongoing basis.  Click here for more health & human services providers information.

Latest Updates

In the Spotlight

Person2Person–A NEW PROGRAM FROM THE YWCA OF ROCHESTER & MONROE COUNTY: Participants in Person2Person are offered a 9-month structured experience that pairs each participant with someone of a different racial or ethnic background. The “partner pairs” engage in conversations at the partner level one or more times each month, and in small group and full-group sessions. Research shows that increased person-to-person connections within a community fosters enhanced trust, enriching... 

In the News

GAME CHANGE IN COLORADO:  WIDESPREAD USE OF LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES AND RAPID DECLINE IN BIRTH AMONG YOUNG, LOW-INCOME This study assessed the effectiveness of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative (CFPI) by analyzing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods and the effect of increased support for their use on fertility rates and demand for services. Compared with expected fertility rates in 2011, observed rates were 29 percent lower among participants... 

In the News

IODINE DEFICIENCY IN PREGNANT & BREASTFEEDING WOMEN:  A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that pregnant and breastfeeding women take prenatal supplements containing iodine, since this element may be lacking in their diets. Iodine Deficiency, Pollutant Chemicals, and the Thyroid: New Information on an Old Problem, was published online in the June 2014 edition of the journal Pediatrics. Adequate iodine intake is needed to produce thyroid hormone,... 

Death by Zip Code

Death by Zip Code.  It’s a phrase we hear more and more frequently as information about the link between place and health moves from academia to the mass media.  The social determinants of health drive individual and public health outcomes, including infant mortality, to a far greater degree than the health care system.

Join the Perinatal Network and representatives from the justice system, housing, education and others for a  month-long focus on how we can change the health trajectory of our city.  Click here to learn more.

PNMC Events

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The Perinatal Network sponsors many opportunities to learn about perinatal issues and to participate in finding ways to improve the health of babies and their mothers.

Click here to see our calendar.


The Perinatal Network gives women the support they need to have healthy babies and coordinates the efforts of health and human service providers.  You can ensure that we are able to continue this work.

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