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Pregnancy and Post-Delivery Health

Local and Metro Atlanta Resources

Cobb Pregnancy Resource Center
(770) 485-2689
Free services include community referrals, infant care classes, life skills classes for parents, support groups for women who have experienced abuse and emergency assistance, including food, diapers, and formula.

Douglasville Pregnancy Resource Center
(404) 478-6551
Free prenatal and post-partum parenting classes. Crisis pregnancy support, baby items, and maternity clothing.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Mental Health Support Groups
Peer support groups for pregnant and postpartum women.

Northwest Atlanta Moms of Multiples
(678) 235-8468
Forums to discuss parenting of multiples.

Parent to Parent of Georgia
(770) 451-5484 or (800) 229-2038
Providing support, information, education, and leadership development for Georgians with disabilities or special health care needs, ages birth to 26, and their families.

Pickles and Ice Cream Georgia
(770) 451-0020 or (800) 300-9003
Perinatal education program that includes in-person sessions and a dynamic online platform aimed at educating and empowering women and their families during the perinatal and postpartum period.

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Parenting Education and Support

Cobb and Douglas County Resources

Babies Can’t Wait
Early intervention program for children with developmental delays (birth to 3 years of age).

Children 1st
Provides screening and assessment to children (birth to 5 years) with social, medical or developmental needs. Links families to other needed resources.

Children’s Medical Services
Case management program for children with special medical care needs (birth-21 years of age).

Cobb & Douglas WIC Program
(770) 514-2389
Breastfeeding classes and vouchers for healthy foods for WIC-eligible participants.

Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
(800) 300-9003
Provides services to expectant families. Services include prenatal education and resources to expectant mothers, breastfeeding support and education, and assistance with accessing health insurance.

SAFE KIDS Cobb County
(770) 514-2369
Car seat safety checks—call to make an appointment!

SAFE KIDS Douglas County
(770) 949-5155

Car seat safety checks—call to make an appointment!

Georgia Safe to Sleep Campaign
Learn key tips on safe sleep for infants.

Ser Familia
(678) 363-3079
Parenting education, workshops for couples and youth and family counseling designed for the Latino community. Offered only in Spanish

WellStar Health System Classes
(770) 956-7827
Classes offered in childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding, CPR, and many others. Cost varies, accepts Medicaid.

Metro Atlanta Resources

Anna Crawford Children’s Center
(678) 504-6388
Parent support groups, parenting skills classes, child abuse prevention/counseling, and workshops.

Birth Right of Atlanta
(770) 415-2273
Free online classes for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.

Breastfeed Atlanta      
(404) 454-9715
Lactation consultants, group classes, online parent groups, and donor milk department; Accepts Medicaid.

Child Care Resources

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Georgia PreK

Help Paying for Childcare

Save Atlanta
(678) 355-8455
Active parenting curriculum offered from birth-17 years.

National/Online Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
Articles on development, safety, healthy living, health issues, and tips and tools on frequently asked parenting questions answered by pediatricians.

Boystown
Tools on talking to kids about various topics including kindness, coping strategies, potty training, sibling rivalry, social skills, and more. Includes e-newsletter sign-up.

Center for Effective Parenting
Handouts spanning topics from early childhood to school-aged children. Topics covered range from discipline techniques, specific issues/concerns, bedtime routines, and developing self-esteem in kids.

Empowering Parents
Links to ADD, mental health, substance abuse, bullying prevention, child development, and online safety resources.

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers
Information on milestones, discipline, diseases and conditions affecting children, and keeping your child safe.

Families First
(404) 853-2844
A twelve-week course for parents to learn about communication skills, development, encouraging positive behavior, and discipline.

IMPACT on Health and Wellness
Covers wellness topics including injury prevention, growth and developmental stages, mental health, nutrition, and maintaining a healthy weight for children.

Informed Families
Tips on raising healthy, drug-free kids.

Kretzman Family Consulting
Online parenting classes covering topics of discipline, parenting teens, and raising kids with a foundation of love. Low fee to participate.

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
Online parenting resources for fathers.

Parent Success Network
Resources and activities on various topics from birth through high school age.

SafeKids Worldwide
Providing information to parents to prevent unintentional injuries in children.

Zero to Three
Articles on child development, positive parenting, and discipline for children aged 0 to 3.