Special Deliveries

Newborn baby with parents in the background

Special Deliveries is a program for Platte County expectant parents, sponsored by the State of Missouri’s Community-Based Home Visiting Program.  The program runs from the time of pregnancy until your child’s second birthday.  Family Support Workers, Social Workers and/or Nurses from the Platte County Health Department will provide education, support and community referrals based on the needs of your family.

Topics include:

  • Prenatal care
  • Coping with pregnancy
  • Labor and childbirth
  • Newborn care
  • Parenting skills
  • Your child’s health and health promotion
  • Growth and development
  • Family health care
  • Birth control
  • Healthy family lifestyles
  • Stress reduction and problem solving skills

Program Goals:

  • Increase the percentage of healthy babies and pregnancies
  • Increase the percent of positive birth outcomes
  • Decrease infant mortality rate
  • Promote healthy growth and development of infants and children
  • Educate and promote healthy family lifestyles
  • Increase family knowledge of community based services
  • Decrease the unwanted pregnancy rates
  • Decrease the incidence of family violence

We want you to be an active participant in Special Deliveries so you can have a healthy pregnancy and safe environment for your baby. 

All we ask is that you:

  • Keep scheduled visits with your Family Support Worker (your Family Support Worker will be provided to you through the Special Deliveries program.)
  • Engage in open and honest communication
  • Ask questions

In return for your participation, we give you… FREEBIES*!

*While supplies last.

For Parents:

  • Books: What to Expect when You’re Expecting and What to Expect Your Child’s First Year
  • Magazines and pamphlets
  • A “Goodie Bag” for Mom after Delivery

For Baby:

  • Onesie, blanket, socks
  • Thermometer
  • Bathtub water temperature tester
  • Medication dispenser
  • Educational toys

If you are with a hospital or medical facility wanting to refer a client, please complete the Special Deliveries Referral Form. Fax the completed form to the Platte County Family Support Worker at (816) 858-2087. If you prefer to email the completed form, please scan it and send it as an attachment to [email protected].

For more information contact our Family Support Worker at (816) 935-4094.