Hey there Healthy Starters!
Healthy Start has many, many events coming up. We are so excited to have so many opportunities to see your shining face this month!

Our 2023 Dancing with the Martin Stars dancers are revving up their fundraising efforts, as we are just over a month away from the big event! Below, you can find multiple giveback events and their dates. We hope to see you out there and appreciate your support!

We are looking forward to this month's Community Conversation. Join us on August 29 to learn about the current state of OB services in Martin County. This event will feature Dr. Jeff Chapa and Healthy Start's very own, Sam Suffich!

Continue reading to find information on an upcoming Maternal Health Conference with a very special guest! Additionally, there is a great event for our fathers to attend.

Our G.R.O.W. doula team knocked it out of the park in July. Can you guess how many clients the team helped through their labor and birth journey? The answer is certainly impressive and located within this email!

As always, our Strong Like a Mother Group information and Diaper Schedule are included for your convenience. August is a busy month, and we cannot wait to continue our efforts with your support!
Sam Suffich and your friends at MC Healthy Start
Star Dancer Giveback Nights!
With the countdown to Dancing With The Martin Stars very much underway, lots of Martin Stars are hosting their very own giveback events! Click below to learn more about upcoming events, and stay tuned for more to come!
A Night To Benefit Martin County Healthy Start
Please come support Dancing with the Martin Stars on August 30th at the Jensen Beach Miller's Ale House! Meet the star dancers and learn about how the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition benefits our community. A portion of sales goes directly to Healthy Start!

The countdown to this year's spectacular show has started! There are still a few tickets left and you can snag yours here

If you weren't able to get a ticket, don't worry! Livestream ticket opportunities will be coming soon.
Community Conversations: OB Services In Martin County
Please join us for a community conversation on the state of OB services in Martin County with our community leaders, including CEO, Samantha Suffich, and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician, Dr. Jeff Chapa. We welcome the community to join us in this important discussion.
Jennie Joseph, Licensed Midwife & Maternal Care Trailblazer Comes to Martin County
We are beyond thrilled to welcome Jennie Joseph, Midwife and CEO of Commonsense Childbirth, to Martin County. Please join us for our Maternal Health Conference on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 10 a.m. at Children's Services Council, 101 SE Central PKWY, Stuart, Florida, 34994.

The purpose of this conference is to work with partners and the community to improve maternal and infant outcomes with an emphasis on improving health equity for all pregnant women and women who have given birth.

If you have any questions, please email Anastasia Anderson at aanderson@mchealthystart.org or call (772) 678-8360.

Our Doulas Are On Fire!
July was a busy month for our G.R.O.W. doula team as they supported TEN pregnant clients through their labor and birth journey! Some highlights from this month included:

  • Doula Manager, Margo, received FIVE calls from hospital staff requesting doula services for clients who had limited or no support in labor.
  • Our newest G.R.O.W. doula, Michelle, supported her first MCHS client and the parents gave her the honor of cutting the baby's cord!
  • We had a tie for biggest baby of the month with TWO chunks weighing in a 9lbs 6oz! Both were born naturally!
  • The longest client labor of the month was FOUR DAYS long! That client went on to have a successful vaginal birth with the help of her doula and dedicated hospital staff!

Are you or someone you love pregnant? If so, please call us to see if you qualify for our FREE G.R.O.W. doula program!
Fatherhood Barbershop
Please join us on August 18 for a free haircut and discussion on the importance a father has on their children's lives. Food will be provided.

Please RSVP to
or call at 772-463-2888 Ext. 142
Check out the Facebook Event Page here!
August Strong Like A Mother Group
Join us Saturday, August 26, at 11 a.m. for our August Strong Like Mother group! This month, we are giving away a FREE mystery raffle item!

To register, click here.
A Breastfeeding Celebration
Join Florida Department of Health in Martin County WIC and Martin County Healthy Start to celebrate World Breastfeeding Month! Includes guest speakers, food & more! Please bring a blanket & join us in "the big latch"!
Ven y únete junto con Florida Department of Health in Martin County WIC y Martin County Healthy Start para celebrar el mes de la lactancia materna. Este evento incluirá traducción al español , oradores, invitados, comida y mas. Por favor, lleva una manta
August Diaper Schedule
Horarios de pañales de augusto
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