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Healthy Women Houston Continues to Serve

Healthy Women Houston received COVID-19, short-term, rapid response grant funding to be distributed to its new and existing members. If you or someone you know is pregnant and lives in the following ZIP codes – 77004, 77021, 77031, 77033, 77035, 77042, 77051, 77071, 77074 – please visit the website to make a referral for yourself or someone you know. 

Healthy Women Houston provides access to high quality, personal medical and behavioral healthcare and trusted social service support referrals to connect the woman to the services she deserves. Healthy Women Houston continues to support current members and as well as enroll new members. Refer a woman today by completing the online referral form.
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Virtual Mama Circle *New Times*
First and Third Thursday at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

To better respond to the needs of our women and girls, the November Virtual Mama Circle will take place at both 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pregnant women and new mothers, join us online on the first and third Thursday of the month as we connect to share and hear our stories related to motherhood, pregnancy, maternal health, maternal mental health and birth. Register to receive the link for today, Thursday, November 5, 2020, or for our upcoming circle taking place on Thursday, November 19, 2020. We will also livestream on Facebook Live. All are welcome to join us!

ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment

From now through December 15, it's open enrollment for marketplace insurance plans with coverage beginning January 1, 2021.

Change Happens! can support enrollment in 30 Southwest Texas counties, including Harris County. For all your enrollment needs please contact a Change Happens! ACA Navigator via phone 713.374.1282 or 844.374.1200 and by email at Bilingual Navigators are available.

Pregnant and Medicaid: Mothers First

After the long process of applying for Medicaid, Juanita Coleman was finally approved. She was 12 to 13 weeks pregnant and had difficulty finding a doctor who accepted Medicaid. In episode two, hear from Juanita as she shares her story of the care she received while on Medicaid and the struggle of trying to stay insured.

Dr. Carla Ortique, an obstetrician and gynecologist with The Women's Specialists of Houston at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and Co-Chair of the Improving Maternal Health Steering Committee, lends her expertise to share that many maternal morbidities happen after pregnancy when women are no longer able to receive Medicaid.

Mothers First is a limited digital series featuring stories of women and experts about their experiences with pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum time.

Protecting Your Birth: A Guide for Black Mothers

Erica Chidi, a doula, and Dr. Erica P. Cahill partnered to create an education guide that offers pregnant Black women agency when planning their care. The guide informs Black women of the unique risks they could encounter during their pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, as well as what they could do to prepare for them.
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