tiny baby in a mother's palm


A Referral System
for All Birthing Families
in Maine

Call: 1-888-644-1130
Fax: 207-287-4577

If you are pregnant or have a new baby, CradleME services are available for free. CradleME helps connect you with the right home-based services for you and your baby. CradleME is a partnership between two programs: Public Health Nursing and Maine Families. You can sign up today for a nurse or a family visitor to give you a call and tell you more about what they can offer your family. Then, if you choose, you can set up a time to meet in your home when it works for you.

Maine Families Visitors provide caring support and reliable information on the topics that matter to you. Whether it's how to soothe your crying baby, how to manage sleep (yours included!), or how to deal with the stresses of parenting, a Maine Families visitor can listen to your needs and concerns and empower you to make your own decisions about what is best for you and your baby. Every Maine Families Visitor is certified in the evidence-based program Parents As Teachers – because a parent is the most important teacher that a child will ever have. For more information, visit www.mainefamilies.org

Maine CDC Public Health Nurses are registered professional nurses who provide in-home health services for families. All prenatal and postpartum women and all newborns and infants up to 12 months of age may receive a visit from a Public Health Nurse. Whether it is to address any concerns you have with your pregnancy or birth, a nurse can answer your health-related questions about you or your baby. If you have questions about your health or your baby's health, you may request a nurse at any time by calling the CradleME number. For more information, visit the Maine CDC Public Health Nursing page.

The Maine CDC offers CradleME services for pregnant women and families in Maine who have just had a baby.

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