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Maternity Support Services

Pregnancy and becoming a new mother are special times in a woman's life. Many women, however, find they need a little extra support during these times. Holy Cross Health offers a variety of resources that you and your family may find helpful before and after giving birth.

Maternity Support Services | Holy Cross HealthBreastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding is a natural process that provides many benefits to your newborn. Holy Cross Health offer a number of resources to mothers who are breastfeeding or considering it — including certified lacation consultants, a breastfeeding support group, and breast pump rentals. Learn more.

Car Seat Rental Program
Appropriately using a child safety seat is the best protection you can provide your child during transportation. Holy Cross Hospital offers a KISS (Kids in Safety Seats) car seat rental program. Reservations must be made in advance. Learn more.

Community United for at Term Infants and Education (CUTIE) Program
The CUTIE program is a support program for pregnant women in Montgomery County to help to reduce infant mortality (the death of a baby up to one year)  funded by the Maryland Department of Health and Human Hygiene Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. Learn more.

Gestational Diabetes Education Program
Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy-induced disease usually occurring in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is caused by an intolerance of carbohydrates and is characterized by abnormally high blood glucose levels. Our Gestational Diabetes Education Program offers individualized one-on-one instruction to help mothers-to-be learn how to manage gestational diabetes. Learn more.

Never Alone Perinatal Palliative Care Program
Never Alone is a program for parents who choose to carry a pregnancy to term after receiving a diagnosis that will result in a serious medical issue or even death for the newborn. The Never Alone program is designed to provide compassionate and supportive care to you and your family during this difficult time. Learn more.

Postpartum Depression Support Group
If you are a recent mom feeling sad, depressed, anxious or alone, you may have postpartum depression. In our Postpartum Depression (PPD) Support Group is you can share your feelings, fears and experiences with other mothers who are also experiencing PPD. Learn more.

Maternal/Child Health Home Care
Holy Cross Health offers a wide range of home care services for expectant mothers, new mothers and their newborns. Some of these services might be covered by your insurance plan and others are provided on a fee-for-service basis. Learn more.

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