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Pregnant women and teens

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Let the Snohomish Health District help you find the resources you need for a healthy pregnancy, including: 

  • Medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Teen pregnancy counseling
  • Substance abuse resources
  • STD testing and hepatitis B immunizations for infants and sex partners of hepatitis B-positive women
  • Dental health services
  • Nutritional education and breastfeeding support

First Steps for new parents

Preparing to be a mom can be a bit overwhelming: Am I eating right? How will I get to my doctor appointments? Will I bond with my baby? So many questions. The Snohomish Health District’s First Steps program focuses on supporting low-income women and your baby’s first year at no cost to you. You are eligible for help if you are receiving Medicaid.

Nurses, social workers, and dietitians help moms like you make positive healthcare decisions about: 

  • Where to go for prenatal care
  • How to prepare for a new baby and what to expect as a new parent
  • Family planning
  • Growth and development of your infant
  • Where to find help in the community

First Steps services is offered and provided within our Women, Children, & Infants food and education program at our Everett and Lynnwood WIC/First Steps clinics.

First Steps benefits for moms and babies

Resources offered by the Snohomish Health District help support short- and long-term benefits for mothers and children:

  • Prenatal care earlier in pregnancy
  • Healthier diets for both you and your child
  • Fewer premature and low birth weight babies
  • Normal childhood growth
  • Higher immunization rates
  • Better access to pediatric health care

Contact us

WIC/First Steps

Call us for an appointment so we can help.




Did you know?

1 in 5 pregnant women do not get prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy - even though seeing a doctor early in pregnancy helps prevent later problems.