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Prenatal Services

Clients are welcome to come once each month to receive supplies. In emergency situations, we may be able to provide clients with supplies before a full month has passed. All supplies are limited and we cannot guarantee all supplies. 

Clients are encouraged to call (503)-249-5801 to schedule an appointment for pregnancy testing and supply pick-up.

Pregnancy Testing and Prenatal Vitamins

Not sure if you’re pregnant? Need Proof of Pregnancy paperwork to receive services for you and your child elsewhere? Schedule an appointment at least 4 weeks after your last menstrual cycle (pregnancy tests will not show positive until 4 weeks after your last missed period) to receive a pregnancy test. Valid ID is Required to Receive Proof of Pregnancy paperwork, as MCEC is a State-Certified Provider.

Prenatal Vitamins are important in helping keep mom and baby healthy during pregnancy. Since 2019, MCEC has implemented a Vitamin Angel Micronutrient Grant making it possible for us to provide prenatal vitamins to every expectant mother who walks in our doors. Prenatal vitamins are available for those who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Maternity Clothing

Maternity clothing is available to all pregnant parents depending on the supply donated. 

Education

Classes are currently offered via Zoom. Classes are free to expectant parents or people caring for children. 

 

Childbirth

Childbirth- This is a two-class series. In the first class, we will discuss preparing for the birth, signs, and stages of birth, comfort measures, relaxation, birth positions, and the golden hour. The second class will cover what to pack & prepare, birth plans, the unexpected in birth, pain, postpartum care, and more. We look forward to seeing you and supporting your journey approaching childbirth!

Caring for Baby/Newborn Care

Caring for Baby/Newborn Care- This is a two-class series. In the first class, Jess will discuss topics including responding to baby, safe sleep, understanding your baby’s crying, calming a crying baby, and incorporating self-care into caring for your baby. The second class will cover umbilical cord care, bath time, diapers, oral care and feeding, bonding with baby, and safety. Additional topics related to newborn care may also come up throughout the course. We look forward to seeing you and supporting your journey through newborn care! 

Books

We have a large selection of books pertaining to a wide variety of topics. Looking for information about fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, or more? Just ask and we might have a book for you!

Baby Items

Beginning in the 3rd trimester, expectant parents are welcome to begin receiving supplies for baby’s arrival. Please visit our Postnatal/ Early Childhood Page

 

1515 NE 41st Ave Portland, OR 97232English (503) 249-5801 • Espanol (503) 913-9360

Mother and Child Education Center is located in the heart of Northeast Portland in the Hollywood District

Mother & Child Education Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible.