Healthy Beginings

Healthy Beginnings/New Avenues
Healthy Beginnings/New Avenues, providing a holistic approach toward pregnancy, is a contracted program with Medi-Cal that provides enhanced services for eligible pregnant and postpartum women. One of our primary goals is to bring women into prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy. Our staff members take extra steps to keep women in the program by elevating their self-esteem and empowering them with knowledge of self-care, childbirth education and community resources. Our services include:
• Prenatal care
• Counseling services
• 24-hour on-call emergency aid
• Health education
• Nutrition counseling
• Weight management
• Postpartum care
• Mother-baby assessment
• Community referrals
• Healthy families and Medi-Cal insurance assistance
Our staff includes certified nurse midwives that provide patients with personal, family-centered care during pregnancy, delivery and the post-delivery period; clinical social workers that help patients and family members better understand and cope with any problem or stressor, as well as individual, marital, couples and group supportive counseling during prenatal care; nurses and health workers to educate and support patients and their families; Healthy Families outreach workers to assist families in obtaining health insurance; and clerical staff to schedule appointments and help with any questions you may have in regards to health insurance or billing. For further information or to register for a maternity tour, please call (760) 242-2311 extension 8223. The maternity tour is no charge and pre-registration is required.
Childbirth Preparation Classes
Preparing for childbirth comes long before being admitted to the hospital, which is why St. Mary Medical Center offers childbirth classes every month for parents-to-be. Classes include childbirth options, parenting, breastfeeding and an overview of the physical and emotional changes that take place during pregnancy. Topics covered include stages of labor, pain management, breathing and relaxation, and caring for your infant. To learn more, visit our community education section. For further information or registration regarding childbirth education classes, please call (760) 242-2311 extension 8223.
Mother-Baby Assessment Clinic
The Mother/Baby Assessment Center, with its dedicated office space, examination room and maternal child registered nurse, evaluates the well-being of mother and baby during what is considered the most critical phase after childbirth—the first few days a woman is home with her new child and is no longer surrounded by the support of a hospital staff. It is our intent to answer questions during the first week when reality hits, as well as to identify any medical complications early-on. This program, with its focus on prevention and education, is intended to catch postpartum problems early and eliminate unnecessary consequences that could result in re-hospitalization of mother or baby. To learn more, visit our community education section. For further information, please call (760) 242-2311 extension 8223.
Healthy Beginnings/New Avenues
Helping others feel worthwhile is the inspiration that elevates this program. A primary goal of St. Mary Medical Center’s Healthy Beginnings/New Avenues program is to bring women into prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy. The program’s staff members take extra steps to keep women in the program by elevating self-esteem and empowering them with knowledge of self-care, childbirth education and community resources. Staffed by certified nurse midwives, health workers and social service counselors, Healthy Beginnings/New Avenues provides a holistic approach toward pregnancy. To learn more, visit our community education section. For more information about the Healthy Beginnings/New Avenues program, please call (760) 946-8169.
Well Woman Program
Funded in part by San Bernardino County’s Cancer Detection Program, staff members work together to meet and develop coordinated resources for women’s breast and cervical care in local communities. To learn more, visit our community education section. For more information regarding the Well Woman Program, please call (760) 242-2311 extension 8224.
Contact Us
Apple Valley Adelanto
SMMC Medical Center Office Building, behind SMMC Healthy Beginnings Prenatal Clinic
16051 Kasota Road, Suite 300 11424 Chamberlain, Suite 8
(760) 946-8789 (760) 246-6670
Mon through Fri, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tues, Weds and Fri, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Please call Tues-Thurs for information or an appointment.