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The Mother-Baby Program at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is the first of its kind in Minnesota, offering a range of mental health services to
support women and families. Only three other programs of this type exist nationwide.
"Debilitating depression and anxiety can begin during or after pregnancy and can affect on average 1 out of 8 women," explains Dr. Helen Kim, Medical
Director of the Mother-Baby Program. "To support healthy brain development, babies and young children need to feel safe and secure in relationship with
their primary caregiver.
By strengthening the emotional health and parenting capacities of distressed pregnant women and moms, we are supporting the health of their babies."
With a mission to support families by strengthening the emotional health and parenting capacity of mothers, the Mother-Baby Program at HCMC includes:
The Medica Foundation was proud to support the creation of the Mother-Baby Program.
About the Mother-Baby Program