You may be thinking already about how life will change in a few short months, as you take the next steps for the two of you -- as mom and baby.  There is a lot to consider, so let us help you. We will connect you to the care you need so that you two can have the healthy pregnancy you deserve. We'll also walk you through the process, answer any and all of your questions, and be here for you every step of the way. 

Our Program

Logansport Memorial Hospital’s Connect2Care Program is a free program for pregnant women in areas with little or no access to pregnancy care. You will be paired with a registered nurse who can provide you with support, advice, and information needed to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and to be a great parent!

Part of this partnership also includes connecting you with one of the board-certified OB/GYNs at Logansport Memorial’s Women’s Health Center for regular checkups and for a safe delivery in our Family Birth Center.

Who should be part of this? 

  • Pregnant women -- it doesn’t matter how early or how far along you are, or if this is your first child or fourth child... we’ll take care of you two.
  • Live in Cass, Carroll, White, or surrounding counties.
  • Our program will serve women of all ages and income levels.

What we "Deliver" 

Pregnant women in the Connect2Care Program will receive the following services:

  • Scheduled regular checkups with a board-certified OB/GYN
  • Telehealth and/or Home Visits from the Connect2Care Nurse Navigator for the prenatal education you need
  • Assistance with finding and connecting to other community resources you need (like WIC, SNAP)
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Education and support for your partner
  • Guided tour of Logansport Memorial’s Family Birth Center

Other services and education (as needed):

  • Diabetes education
  • Smoking cessation
  • Counseling and support for your mental health

Your Benefits 

When you receive regular checkups throughout your pregnancy, you can make sure that your baby is growing well and watch for any risks or problems that may come up. Sometimes you need help connecting to the resources that help you do that, and that’s what we can do for you two.

Every year in Indiana, about 600 babies die before their first birthday. This is due to many different factors, but it can be prevented with the right care and support.

It’s hard to take care of a new baby and still take care of yourself, and/or the rest of your family. You don’t have to do it alone. Together, we can build better health for you and your baby.

 

Start the program today.

Download and complete the Connect2Care Program Referral Form with Community Assistance Application.

Please fax the completed forms to (574) 753-1756 or email kflora@logansportmemorial.org

Think of our Nurse Navigator as your personal coach and friend to help guide you through pregnancy to parenthood.
 

Meeting Schedule


First Meeting: 10-20 weeks pregnant

  • Get to know your nurse navigator
  • Get scheduled for regular checkups with OB/GYN
  • Discuss resources needed and what’s available to you

Second Meeting: 20-30 weeks pregnant

  • Follow-up and/or get scheduled for continuing your regular checkups with OB/GYN
  • Create or review your plan of care
  • Schedule your guided tour of the Family Birth Center

Third Meeting: 30-40 weeks pregnant

  • Pre-admission paperwork and planning for your delivery
  • Review your partner’s role during labor and delivery
  • Car seat check
  • Address questions/concerns/fears

Fourth Meeting: 1-2 weeks after delivery

  • Baby Blues / adjusting to life as the two of you
  • Breastfeeding support, including one-on-one education with a lactation consultant as needed
  • Safe sleep check
  • Fire safety check -- smoke alarms

Each meeting will be scheduled with you in person, in your home or in a public meeting space. Additional meetings and visits may also be scheduled as follow-up in between each of these sessions, via phone call or video chat. Ask your questions anytime, at any appointment with your OB/GYN or during a visit with your Nurse Navigator. You can always reach out with questions too, if something comes up in between visits or appointments.