Our Programs

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii is committed to ensuring women and families receive access to resources and information before, during and after pregnancy. We are committed to providing programs that help women achieve a healthy, safe pregnancy and nurturing a healthy baby.

Piko Pals - New Parent Support

Piko Pals is a new program that connects and empowers new moms to build their own village through facilitated discussions in an emotionally and intellectually safe environment. Piko Pals sets the stage for connection and friendship with peers in your community, so you can make lasting relationships to share and celebrate the joys and challenges of new parenthood.

Groups will be starting in Kaimuki and Kailua on April 5 2017. Do you have a baby born or due between January - April 2017, and are interested in making new friends in your community to support and discover your parenting philosophy? Register here! To learn more please see the Piko Pals flyer.

For more info regarding Piko Pals groups, scroll through our presentation.

 

Spaces are limited to 10 people per location.

Reserve your spot in a Piko Pals group TODAY! This group is satisfaction guaranteed or your money back - first class is free for participants looking to join.

Class Facilitators Needed!

Do you have a passion for empowering new parents and building community?  Piko Pals is looking for Volunteer Group Leaders (facilitators) to lead Piko Pals groups in neighborhoods around Oahu.  Groups meet weekly for 2 hours, for 12 weeks, in various parks, homes, and community centers.  Group Leaders do not need to be parenting experts.  They do however, need to be nurturing, empathetic, and supportive of a variety of parenting styles, diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Many of our group leaders have found great joy in watching their Piko Pals develop confidence in their own parenting style, as well as budding friendship and community with the other participants. 

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Group Leader and facilitating a Piko Pals group in your own neighborhood, please submit your volunteer information HERE.  Our program managers will contact you shortly, and invite you to our next Group Leader (facilitator) Training.

Contact PikoPals@hmhb-hawaii.org for more information.

MothersCare Phone Line

This free phone line offers a helpful, personal response to your questions about what to expect during pregnancy, or how to find information to make your pregnancy as healthy as possible. Call (808) 951-6660 on Oahu or (888) 951-6661 toll-free from Neighbor Islands.

 

Text4Baby

A free text messaging service that provides health information via text message at each stage of your pregnancy and baby’s first year of life. Text BABY to 511411 to sign up or visit text4baby.org

 

Cribs For Kids

A safe sleep education program that provides low-income, high-risk pregnant women with education on how to reduce the incidence of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs). At the conclusion of each class, participants are given a free crib to provide their infant with a safe place to sleep, and the health of each baby is tracked over its first year of life. This program is entirely referral-based for qualified women by their social worker or case manager and self-referrals are not accepted. For more information, or to participate in the program, please contact us.

 

Cooking for Two: COMING SOON!

Comming early next year, Cooking for Two, an interactive cooking and nutritional class will be offered for expecting, pregnant and new mothers. This dynamic class will be broken up into three important stages; Cooking for Pregnancy (nutritional needs during pregnancy); Cooking for Mom (postpartum and inter-conception needs); and Cooking for Baby (healthy meals for introducing first foods). This class will educate on the importance of healthy nutrition, physical activity and exercise, cost effective healthy eating, food budgeting and breastfeeding nutritional benefits.

Stay tuned for future class details!

 

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