Family Planning / Prenatal Care

Thinking About Having a Family

Start planning now! It is important to prepare your body long before you get pregnant. The healthier you are at conception and throughout your pregnancy, the more likely your child will be born healthy.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDs

STIs can also result in harm to a baby. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be transmitted to a baby during pregnancy and delivery. It is very important to practice safe sex and use latex condoms to protect yourself against STIs and HIV/AIDS. Early testing and treatment is important to reduce risks to yourself or your unborn baby. To access Public Health - Muskegon County's STI program, click the link below.

Adult Immunizations

Having your immunizations up to date before you get pregnant is very important. Immunizations can prevent disease. Some of these diseases can be passed on to the baby or cause birth defects if the mother gets them while she is pregnant. Before you get pregnant these immunizations should be up to date: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Polio, and Chicken Pox. To access Public Health - Muskegon County's Immunization program, click the link below.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

WIC is a supplemental food program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5. This program provides nutrition education, supplemental foods, breast feeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care and social services. To access Public Health - Muskegon County's WIC program, click the link below.

Other Links to Help Prepare for Healthy Conception

Waiting or Not Ready to Start a Family or Unsure

If you are sexually active and not sure you want to have a baby now, use birth control. Even if you are on other forms of birth control it is recommended that you use a condom to protect yourself from getting a STI.  For more information on where to pick up free condoms, click the link below. 

Family Planning Services

If you are in need of family planning services (including birth control and pregnancy testing), please see your family doctor or make an appointment with one of the following health care providers. 

Healthcare Centers for the Uninsured

There are two health centers in Muskegon County that provide quality healthcare, including family planning, regardless of your insurance status or ability to pay. 

Title X Family Planning Program

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Family Planning Program is funded in part by the Title X Program administered by the Office of Population Affairs under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Section 1008 of the Federal Title X regulations strictly prohibits abortion as a method of birth control. For more information about Michigan's Family Planning Program, click the link below. 

Additional Pregnancy Testing Sites

  • Muskegon Pregnancy Services
    1775 Wells Ave.
    Muskegon, MI 49442
    Phone: 231-726-2677
  • MedExpress
    2558 Henry St
    Muskegon, MI 49441
    Phone: 231-755-6184

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Best Parent Possible Resources

  • Hackley Community Care Center
    2700 Baker Street
    Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
    Medical Services Phone: 231-737-1335
  • HealthWest - Mental health and substance abuse referral and treatment
  • MiBridges - Michigan health insurance and benefit resource
  • Muskegon Family Care
    2201 S Getty Street
    Muskegon, MI 49444
    Medical Services Phone: 231-739-9315
    Maternal Infant Health Program Phone: 231-737-1760
  • Muskegon’s Parentville - Great Start of Muskegon County
  • Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting - Nemours Foundation
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program - The WIC program provides a combination of nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, referrals to service agencies and health care, and free healthy foods like formula, milk, cheese, juice, cereal, peanut butter, eggs and tuna. WIC serves moderate to low income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.