By: Dawn Kimmes, RN
Do you have a bun in the oven and looking for prenatal care?
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) offers the Eagle’s Nest program to Native American mothers, and women carrying Native American babies, from early stages of pregnancy until 36 months postpartum. One curriculum Eagle’s Nest uses is Family Spirit, which was developed by Johns Hopkins University Center for American Indian Health. This is an evidence based curriculum that promotes optimal health and well-being for parents and children.
Eagle’s Nest covers a wide range of topics including prenatal care, infant care, parent skills, substance use prevention, child development and maternal life skills to expecting mothers. Additional topics include nutrition for mother and baby, labor and delivery, breastfeeding education and support, and infant/child safety.
Throughout the program, patients have access to a registered nurse, who is certified lactation counselor, and a national child passenger safety technician, who is trained in safe sleep through the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
OKCIC recognizes the importance of providing prenatal education and support to families. For your convenience, we offer office appointments and home visits. An infant car seat will be awarded to you and your baby when four prenatal classes are completed.
If you are interested in participating in the Eagles Nest program or have questions, please contact (405) 948-4900 ext. 465.