Welcome to our new website!

Born To Be is a strategic initiative in Calhoun County, Michigan that brings together all health and human service agencies to improve the way care is provided to women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and infants. Together, we can reduce infant mortality and improve the health of women and infants. Keeping babies alive is a priority for Calhoun County, but it is also one of Michigan's highest priorities. The Michigan Department of Community Health has created a new website with a lot of information. Click here to visit the site.

What's Happening

CenteringPregnancy 2016




Do you want to be more actively engaged in your own pregnancy healthcare?


Do you want your pregnancy care to be relaxed and fun?


Do you want to be well prepared for labor, delivery, and ready to care for your newborn?


Would you like to meet other pregnant women, give each other support and share information?


CenteringPregnancy group members during pregnancy    CenteringPregnancy member holding their babies


Then CenteringPregnancy is for you!

Call Grace Health OB/GYN at 269.441.3443



Our vision is for ALL babies to be born healthy and to thrive. Our immediate goal is to improve the health of pregnant women and improve birth outcomes. We want to reduce the infant mortality rate for Calhoun County and there are ways for you to help! Several workgroups meet regularly to address specific maternal and infant health issues. We welcome anyone with an interest to get involved. Contact a Chair/Co-Chair of any of the workgroups.


We’re here for you BornToBe@gracehealthmi.org


Born to Sleep Safe

Born to Breastfeed

Born to Be Tobacco-free

Born to Be Fit

Born to Learn

Born to Read

Calhoun County Home Visiting Programs

The Period of PURPLE Crying

Baby Basics

Fetal Infant Mortality Review


You Got Busted!


You got busted! past winners


Congratulations Corrine!

Corrine Govert

Corrine Govert got busted breastfeeding in public on November 17. She was attending an event at the Grace Health and got busted breastfeeding–way to go! Corrine received a gift card in recognition of her decision to breastfeed.

Congratulations Payge!

Payge Stevens

Payge Stevens got busted breastfeeding in public on August 28 at Finley's. Payge also received a gift card in recognition of her decision to breastfeed. Her goal is to breastfeed for one year!

Congratulations Annan!!

Annan SunnockAnnan Sunnock got busted breastfeeding in public on August 12 at Panera Bread. In celebration of Michigan Breastfeeding Awareness Month (August), and in recognition that she has chosen the gold standard for feeding her baby, Annan received a gift certificate on behalf of Calhoun County's Breastfeeding Coalition.


Feel free to check out our News & Events section for previous events.

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