Expectant teens get the care they need through our Women & Families Center.
Bringing a new life into the world is a challenge at any age, but pregnant teens face extra pressures and challenges. Affinity’s Teen Pregnancy program helps pregnant teens in Northeast Wisconsin prepare for the road ahead in a supportive, caring environment.
The Affinity Teen Pregnancy program is one of the best resources for pregnant teens in Northeast Wisconsin. Our knowledgeable registered nurses and staff help teens understand the physical, social and emotional changes of pregnancy. We help them have the best possible pregnancy experience.
What does the program teach?
Affinity’s Teen Pregnancy program teaches pregnant teens and their families what to expect during pregnancy, how to prepare for labor and delivery and how to care for infants. Teens will learn what they can do to help ensure a positive birth experience and a healthy baby.
During the program, teens work with the people they have chosen to accompany them during labor and birth. Participants receive information about the responsibilities of being a good parent and other life skills—nutrition, exercise, lifestyle choices, legal issues and more.
Objective, Nonbiased Support
The Teen Pregnancy program at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton offer support to teens in an objective, open-minded way. The classes are a place for teens to learn and interact with other pregnant teens in similar situations. Many teens tell us it’s a place they can just be themselves, without feeling self-conscious or worrying about negative looks or comments.
The Teen Pregnancy program covers a variety of topics that are important to pregnant teens:
• physical changes to your body during and after pregnancy
• emotional impact of pregnancy
• nutrition and exercise
• labor preparation
• newborn care
• parenting skills
• lifestyle choices
Teens can speak with counselors about additional parenting skills classes Affinity offers, as well as adoption options.
All participants receive a tour of BirthPlace, Affinity’s state-of-the-art birthing department. You’ll see the different types of birthing suites available and meet the skilled staff who will help you bring your baby into the world.
Who can participate?
The Affinity Teen Pregnancy program is open to pregnant and parenting teens (up to age 20 at delivery), as well as family and support people.
The Teen Pregnancy program costs $25. If you cannot afford the fee, financial assistance is available.
To register, please call Affinity NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900. Please register as early as possible after you find out you are pregnant. Affinity NurseDirect will ask for your name, phone number and best time to reach you. The Teen Pregnancy coordinator, and no one else, receives this information. All calls are strictly confidential.