Mississippi State Department of Health

Healthy Moms Healthy Babies: About Our Services


Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies of Mississippi Programs offer a variety of supportive care and home visiting programs tailored to meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, and families. Each care management program is voluntary. Availability varies across the state.

Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies of Mississippi

The Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies of MS (HM/HB) program is a support program for pregnant women and their babies less than one year old. This program partners with patients, communities, and medical providers to provide enhanced access to health care, nutritional and psychosocial support, home visits, and health education.

Support and Care Coordination

The Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies of Mississippi program, formerly known as PHRM/ISS, also provides a multidisciplinary support team to assist moms and babies who have identified health risks. The HM/HB team may help with:

Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby: Help for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

If you are 19 or younger and pregnant or have a new baby, we have free health services that can benefit you and your baby.

How to Enroll

You can qualify for the MSDH Pregnant and Parenting Teens program if you are 19 or younger, pregnant or have a child younger than 1, and you are in high school or would like to re-enroll to work toward a diploma or GED. To enroll, you can contact:

All services in this program are free.


If you need more information, call a county health department near you, or contact our Pregnant and Parenting Teens program at 800-721-7222 or, if you're in central Mississippi, 601-576-7463


How You Benefit

How Your Baby Benefits

Fathers, Too

Fathers get the same safe sleep education, breastfeeding education, and parenting preparation that mothers do. This helps them support you as you raise your baby together, and helps keep them involved in the care and growth of your child. You also get:

More Information

About Pregnancy and Birth

From WomensHealth.gov

About Babies

From WomensHealth.gov

For Fathers

The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program for pregnant and parenting teens is supported by grant number SP1AH000038-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health, pregnancy Assistance Fund. Content described is solely the responsibility of MSDH and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

Links referenced on this page
COVID-19 and Pregnancy - 3 Steps to Stay Safe    https://www.acog.org/womens-health/infographics/covid-19-and-pregnancy-3-steps-to-stay-safe
COVID-19 Vaccines for People who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html
10 Telehealth Tips for your Ob-Gyn Visit    https://www.acog.org/-/media/project/acog/acogorg/womens-health/files/infographics/10-telehealth-tips-for-an-ob-gyn-visit.pdf?la=en&hash=A6393FB4AFD3E0D440FADE9A08A649F7
More about the program    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,106,html ok
county health department near you    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html ok
Stages of pregnancy    http://www.parenting.com/pregnancy/stages-of-pregnancy
Breastfeeding    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,144,html ok
Pregnancy: Before, during and after    http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/
Unplanned pregnancy    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-get-pregnant/unplanned-pregnancy
Prenatal care and tests    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/prenatal-care-tests.html
Pregnancy complications    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/pregnancy-complications.html
Labor and birth    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/childbirth-beyond/labor-birth.html
Birthing, breastfeeding, and parenting classes    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/birthing-parenting-class.html
Find out how a doula can help    https://www.safebirthjxn.org/doulas
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,202,html ok
Bathing an Infant    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000020.htm
Crib Safety Tips    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5030.html
Circumcision    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/circumcision.html
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,202,html ok
Brothers United – Safe Sleep Video    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPdZ6p2aiJA
Brothers United – Breastfeeding Video    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CQ2mdKt19YmdKt19Y
Brothers United – A Father's Breastfeeding Journey (video)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpoIZ_SgFfU
How the Law Plays a Role in the Lives of Young Parents    https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/sites/default/files/legal-issues-paf.pdf
Text4Baby: Dads Matter    https://partners.text4baby.org/index.php/miscellaneous/374-dads-matter
Fatherhood.gov    http://Fatherhood.gov

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