Women's Health

Women/Infant Health

Women and Infant Health

Women's Health Across the Lifespan

Traditionally, the focus of women has been to take care of the health, safety and well-being of everyone in the family. It becomes more evident, as time goes by, that women need to focus on their own health and well-being. Women’s health evolves over time and differs depending on which life stage they are in. Find your life stage below for more information. The Orange County Department of Health has a Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative Program (MICHC) that may be able to assist during any of these stages.

Preconception – Before you give birth

PreconceptionRecent trends in health indicate that your health status prior to pregnancy can impact your overall reproductive health and therefore your health status during pregnancy. There are certain things you can do to increase the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy outcome.

Folic Acid
Life Plans
Birth Control

For free confidential information contact our local Planned Parenthood office - www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-mid-hudson-valley or call 845-562-7800.

Reproductive Life Planning (English & Spanish)

Prenatal – When you are expecting a child

PrenatalThe earlier in your pregnancy you practice good health behaviors, the better for you and your baby.

Getting early and regular Prenatal care
Taking prenatal vitamins
Avoiding tobacco, alcohol and drugs
Monitoring moods and depression
Are you depressed?

Reproductive Life Planning (English & Spanish)
TDap Vaccine

Postpartum – Up to 8 weeks after giving birth

PostpartumThe eight weeks immediately after giving birth can be an exciting time. It is also a time of tremendous change and recovery for a woman’s mind and body.

Healthcare and the 6 week checkup
Postpartum depression
Are you depressed?
Reproductive Life Planning (English & Spanish)

Interconception – Any other time up to menopause

InterconceptionThe time between having children is probably the time most women tend to forget about taking care of their own needs, being focused on taking care of children and family obligations.

Birth spacing
Reproductive Life Planning (English & Spanish)

Infant Health

Having a new baby is the most exciting and probably the scariest time for new mothers, particularly first time mothers. Babies don’t come with directions and new and expectant mothers get all kinds of advice from well-meaning friends and family. Here is some general information for you about newborn and infant health, but keep in mind that the best source of information is probably your baby’s pediatrician. Community Health Outreach has a Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative Program. If you have questions, we can help.

Feeding Baby
Why Immunize
When to Immunize
Orange County Immunization Clinics
Learn About Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Whooping Cough
Sounds of Whooping Cough
Safe Sleep for Baby
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Need Help with Breastfeeding?
Infant Health

Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative

For the individual: This program can help you to improve overall health and well-being with a focus on reproductive health, family planning, and support to promote overall life improvement. Life planning is a major component of the program. The program is provided to women in the cities of Newburgh, Middletown and Port Jervis. Needs assessment, case coordination, home visiting and referrals are available.

For program services, questions or information, contact Mandy Stewart, Program Coordinator, 845-360-6686

Office Location: 130 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 360-6680 Fax: (845) 565-5279

Office Location: 47 Academy Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940
Mailing Address: 130 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 346-1130 Fax: (845) 346-4169

Port Jervis
Office Location: 140 Hammond Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771
Mailing Address: 130 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 858-1407 Fax: (845) 858-6771

It's Your Life... Do You Have a Plan? (English & Spanish)