Perinatal Care Packages

Perinatal Care Package

What would you say is the greatest joy of motherhood? The part where you get gifts!

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia is giving away FREE perinatal care packages to pregnant and postpartum birth givers who live in Georgia through Pickles & Ice Cream.

We have decided to partner with GA-based agencies, moms, and birthers across the state to develop a care package for the individuals you serve (or to gift yourself because, why not?).

The care packages include items such as a blood pressure monitoring system, compression socks, a thermometer, protein test urine strips, printed educational resources and so much more!

Request orders are accepted monthly to be delivered the next month (i.e. a request made in May is delivered in June).

As we continue to develop our project, we may change or add other package options that are essential to the perinatal period. So, please be aware that the following form may be updated.

If need assistance with the form, would like to request more than the allotted amount of kits for an event, or need to edit a request submission, contact thecoalition@hmhbga.org with Perinatal Care Package in the subject line.

Refer to the FAQ section at the bottom right side of this page for answers to questions.

 

The pre-order request form will be closed for July 2024. The request form will NOT open on July 1. Please stay tuned for more information and if you would like an official notice by email of when the care package project will re-open, submit a demand notification form below. Again, the request form is not available for July.

 

Perinatal Care Package Demand Tracking (NOT AN ORDER FORM)

The Perinatal Care Package Order Form has been closed. This is a notification form so that we understand the demand of families and email you once the order form reopens.

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The Perinatal Care Package Order Forms are closed and will reopen on the 1st of the month. This is a notification form so that we understand the demand of families for care packages, and we will email you once the order form reopens. This is NOT an order form. You are requesting us to contact you once the form reopens by completing this demand form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Organizations and birth givers in the state of Georgia may request care packages.

Any pregnant or postpartum mom or birth giver may request a care package for themselves.

Any organization or agency that serves moms, birth givers, and infants may request up to 10 care packages per month. Any requests over 10 care packages will be reduced.

Please submit a request for each month you would like to receive care packages. We do not accept one-time form completion as a request for monthly care packages.

Any currently pregnant or postpartum birthing person in Georgia can receive a perinatal care package.

Prenatal care packages are for currently pregnant birthers. Postpartum care packages are for postpartum or soon-to-be postpartum birthers.

Whether you find out today that you are pregnant, deliver your baby tomorrow, or have a 20-month-old, you are eligible to receive a care package.

That is okay! These care packages are not only for first-time mothers. They are for any pregnant or postpartum birthing person of any age, any number of births or deliveries, any demographic, and any location in the state of Georgia.

However, we scrutinize order requests and will band/remove anyone submitting fraudulent requests.

Only organizations, businesses, and service/health/perinatal/community support providers are allowed to submit requests each month. Be aware that the limit for organizations is 10 in total.

Individuals will be denied multiple care packages, regardless of if the form submission is successful, unless they order on behalf of a business.

You are welcome to submit a request for care packages each month that the forms open. However, submitting one request does NOT mean you will receive care packages every month going forward.

You must submit a new form every month you would like to receive care packages. Care package requests are always fulfilled the month after their request.

The perinatal care packages have changed and will become 1 singular type of care package again. It will include a postpartum care plan, a blood pressure monitoring system, a thermometer, protein test urine strips to pre-screen for high blood pressure & pre-eclampsia, compression socks, a resource booklet, helpful information, and other prenatal & postpartum essential items.

The prenatal care package no longer exists.

The postpartum care package no longer exists.

If you ever have suggestions, things, or items that would be helpful during the perinatal period, do not hesitate to send them to thecoalition@hmhbga.org with the Subject Line: Perinatal Care Package Suggestions.

All care packages are sent the month following their submission. Example: All May requests are sent/delivered in June.

You should expect to receive your care package by the 3rd week of the following month at minimum.

All care packages are sent the month following their submission. Example: All May requests are sent/delivered in June.

You should expect to receive your care package by the 3rd week of the following month at minimum. You may also receive tracking information for your package. If it says the item has not shipped yet or is on the way, rely on your tracking information.

If you receive tracking information about your perinatal care packages, please review it carefully for updates. Use it to track the progress and status of your order.

If you see that a label has been created, but the items have not shipped, use the tracking information to track the progress and status of your order because all orders are fulfilled the month AFTER the request is placed.

If you see that there was a cancellation for an order under your name, but then receive a new set of tracking information, use the new tracking information to track the progress and status of your order.

You do not need to call or email for updates after you receive your tracking information. If the tracking information provided continues to show that the care package(s) has not yet shipped, continue waiting and checking for updates.

A Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia representative will contact you in case your items have been returned, a wrong address was provided, the shipment will be delayed longer than a month, or the shipment will not be sent due to unforeseen circumstances. But if you receive tracking information, rely on it. Do not call or email for updates.

If this form is ever closed upon your visit to the site, please submit a Demand Notification. Once the form re-opens, you will be notified by email and given the direct link to complete your request.

The demand notification form is NOT an order form. Completing it does NOT guarantee that you will receive care packages. It only guarantees that you will be notified the morning that the perinatal care package request form re-opens.

The perinatal care package request form is open on the 1st of every month unless the 1st falls on a weekend, holiday, reserved, or HMHBGA closed day. In those cases, the form will open on the 1st workday after the weekend, holiday, reserved, or HMHBGA closed day.

Once the form has reached its limits or capacity, the form will be closed and the demand notification form will re-open. The form will remain closed until the 1st of the month.

Care packages are claimed very quickly and often, individuals may receive notification of its opening, but miss the window to order.