Becoming Program for Pregnant & Parenting Teens

Becoming Program for Pregnant & Parenting Teens

About the Becoming Program
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is never more important than when you are pregnant. The Becoming Program provides young women information on how to stay healthy throughout a pregnancy and prepare for parenting or adoption. 

If you are pregnant or parenting, ages 12-23, live in Carver, Scott, or Western Hennepin county, and would like to learn more or to join the Becoming Program, email Jennifer Benton at jenniferb@myhealthmn.org
or call myHealth at 952.474.3251

The Becoming Program is a free program offered by myHealth. 
No one is ever turned away for inability to pay.
Becoming Program Case Managers
  • Are licensed nurses and nurse practitioners.
  • Have experience working with young people and their families.
  • Listen to their clients' needs.
  • Provide information and education in a non-judgmental and friendly way.
  • Will call and/or meet clients in their homes, at school, in our clinic or at another location.
  • Can assist a young person who is pregnant, has an adoption plan, or is parenting a young child.
Case managers can help pregnant or parenting young people and 
their families stay healthy throughout the pregnancy.
    • Learn about what the “next steps” are for one’s personal situation.
    • Plan for the future, including completing school, job training, preventing subsequent or unplanned pregnancies, etc.
    • Learn about medical insurance and financial resources.
    • Find other services needed, like prenatal or well-baby care, child care assistance, dental, mental health, crisis or chemical abuse counseling, etc.
    • Prepare for labor and delivery.
    • Learn about taking care of babies and young children including breastfeeding, starting solids, sleeping, growth and development, etc.
    • Be the best parent she or he can be!
                Benefits of being in the Becoming Program
                • Nurse visits at home or school to check on mom and baby’s health
                • Lower risk of premature birth 
                • Building skills to increase confidence in parenting abilities 
                • Early screening for depression and other mental health issues 
                • Increased bonding between you and your baby 
                • Gifts for you and your baby 
                • Help you know what to expect when you are pregnant, planning an adoption or parenting
                • Help find necessary equipment needed for parenting 
                • Learn about breast & bottle feeding 
                • Check on baby’s developmental milestones 
                • Discuss and make future plans including school, GED, job training, and more...
                The Becoming Program can connect you to community resources like:
                • Choosing a doctor 
                • Finding housing 
                • Applying for WIC (Women, Infants & Children) or medical insurance 
                • Early Childhood Family Education or finding childbirth preparation classes
                • Parenting classes 
                • Getting transportation for appointments 
                • Counseling for stress, anxiety, or depression 
                Nutrition
                Eating right for you and your baby is 
                important. myHealth is excited to be 
                partnering with My Soup For You 
                to help pregnant and parenting teens 
                maintain a healthy diet, and do so on a 
                budget!
                To speak with a myHealth Becoming Case Manager
                Call 763-412-7089 or email Jennifer Benton at

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