SICHC’s Women’s Health Resource Center
Our list of Books, Websites, Videos, Resources and more, will be changing often, so please check back.
New Parents Resource Guide
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding: From the Nation’s Leading Midwife
The Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality
The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
Birth Trauma (Second Edition): A guide for you, your friends and family to coping with post-traumatic stress disorder following birth
Raising a Healthy Child: Universal Nurturing Techniques to Overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences, Child Trauma, and Behavior Disorders
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Seventh Revised Edition
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
WEB SITES / Articles
Parents.com – 11 Best Online Birthing and Parenting Classes for All Moms and Dads-to-Be
Other Resources Guide
Baby & Me: Tobacco Free Program
A tobacco cessation program for pregnant women living in Crawford, Harrison, Martin, Orange County, and Washington Counties. Provides pregnant women, who use tobacco products, with the tools needed to help them stop using tobacco and remain tobacco free; and tobacco cessation counseling for one qualifying support person living in the household. Pregnant mothers also receive $27 diaper vouchers for each month the mother and support person test negative for tobacco use for up to 2 months prior to delivery and 12 months after delivery.
Program Coordinator: Celena Shuff | email@example.com | 812-849-4447
Hope Resource Center
(812) 275-2827 | (In Bedford, IN) | https://hoperesourcectr.org/
Offers pregnancy services, STI testing, and educational programs. All services provided are free and confidential.
We want to empower you make the most informed decision about your pregnancy as possible. Everyone is entitled to know the facts about their pregnancy and their options regardless of their financial situation.
Find Daycare/Childcare Assistance (FSSA)
https://earlyedconnect.fssa.in.gov/onlineApp/home | (800) 299-1627
Apply for Childcare Vouchers — (Pays for certified daycare, must have a job or be in school to apply). Website also offers assistance in finding safe and affordable childcare.
SNAP (Food Stamps) Assistance (FSSA)
Please visit https://fssabenefits.in.gov/bp//#/ if you think you may be eligible for SNAP food assistance or TANF cash assistance.
Call (800) 403-0864 with questions, or visit your local FSSA office.
L.I.F.E Family Resource Center
A learn and earn program providing maternity clothing, women’s clothing, baby clothing, diapers, supplies for babies/new mothers & baby furniture.
Open by appointment only | (812) 797-3108
Safe Families for Kids
Offers free temporary foster-agreements with background checked families so individuals with substance use disorder without family support can attend treatment facilities without getting the Department of Child Services involved. You do NOT sign away guardianship, only grant permissions for fosters to handle schooling and medical needs.
Can end services at any time, local foster families available. (773) 653-2200
My Healthy Baby
For all of Indiana. Connect mothers to local support, can meet in home or public to discuss needs, concerns, and support. (844) 624-6667
WIC (Women Infants and Children)
Orange County (Paoli) (812) 723-4131
Crawford County (Marengo) (812) 365-2943
Lawrence County (Bedford) (812) 279-6222
Washington County (Salem) (812) 883-1394
Hoosier Hills Mobile Food Bank
Hoosier Hills MHB is not restricted to individuals living in the town/county of the food bank. You may also attend multiple or all giveaways in the multiple locations.
• Bedford – 4th Tuesday of the month, 1:00pm-3pm
Sherwood Oaks Church Bedford, 508 Fellowship Drive
• Mitchell – 4th Thursday of the Month, 1:00pm- 3:00pm
First Church of God, 405 N. 12th St.
• Orleans – 2nd Thursday of the month, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Orleans Christian Church, 319 S. Maple St.
• Shoals – 2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Fellowship Church, 122 Miller St.
IU Health Nurse Family Partnership
For first-time mothers living in Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Orange, and Owen Counties.
New mothers are paired with a RN during the 28th week of pregnancy. The mother and nurse will decide where to meet. The nurse will visit weekly for the first four weeks after your enrollment, and then every other week until your baby is born.
After the baby is born, the nurse will visit weekly for the first six weeks, then every other week until the baby reaches 21 months. Then, visits occur monthly until graduation on your baby’s second birthday. Visiting schedules may vary, depending on your specific needs and what you decide on with your nurse. Fathers and partners are encouraged to participate in visits, if appropriate.
(812) 353-3200 | https://iuhealth.org/in-the-community/south-central-region/nurse-family-partnership
All Options Pregnancy Center
Can help with options counseling for pregnant mothers, free diapers, baby clothes, period products, birth control, and other various resources.
Located in Bloomington, services all of Indiana. All-options.org | (812) 558-0089
Work One – South Central Indiana
Can assist with assistance in finding employment, trade-school and college education opportunities, resume building, and various programming options that vary.
Orange County (Paoli) (812) 723-2359
Crawford County (English) (812) 620-6892
Lawrence County (Bedford) (812) 279-4400
Washington County (Salem) (812) 620-6780
Locate your Local Trustee (using your address)
Trustees can assist on various services such as rent, utility bills, and food assistance.
(Note: services are limited and very by township)
Use this if you are an Indiana resident needing to know your local township