Resources for Families

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Statement of Strong Medical Consensus for Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals Against COVID-19

Statement of Strong Medical Consensus for Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals Against COVID-19

“As the leading organizations representing experts in maternal care and public health professionals that advocate and educate about vaccination, we strongly urge all pregnant individuals—along with recently pregnant, planning to become pregnant, lactating and other eligible individuals—to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Pregnant individuals are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection, including death. With cases rising as a result of the Delta variant, the best way for pregnant individuals to protect themselves against the potential harm from COVID-19 infection is to be vaccinated.
“Maternal care experts want the best outcomes for their patients, and that means both a healthy parent and a healthy baby. Data from tens of thousands of reporting individuals have shown that the COVID-19 vaccine is both safe and effective when administered during pregnancy. The same data have been equally reassuring when it comes to infants born to vaccinated individuals. Moreover, COVID-19 vaccines have no impact on fertility.
“Pregnant individuals and those planning to become pregnant should feel confident in choosing vaccination to protect themselves, their infants, their families, and their communities.”

Find In-Person Help

OU Physicians Lactation Clinic

  • Scheduling: 1-405-271-9494
  • Front Desk: 1-405-271-5239
  • Fax: 1-405-271-4046
  • Address: 825 NE 10th St., OKC, OK

Oklahoma Lactation Consultant Directory Created by WIC (Spring 2022)

Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program (WIC) - WIC provides women, infants, and children with nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referrals for health care for infants and children up to age five.

Pump Rental Locations

  • Prosource Medical Equipment, OKC, 405-691-3237
  • Peggy Helmerich Women's Health Center, Tulsa, 918-579-8018
  • Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, 918-494-6455
  • Cimarron Medical Service, Stillwater, 405-377-9735
  • Medcare Pharmacy, Bartlesville 918-331-1540

WIC has breast pumps available for moms in the WIC Program.

How to Get a Breast Pump Through Your Health Insurance

Medela's page: Rent or find a rental location with your zip code. 

Working & Pumping

Helplines for All Families

  • Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline (OBH) - 1-877-271-6455 (MILK) or Text OK2BF to 61222.
    • OBH is available to anyone from anywhere.  Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) reply to calls & texts 7:00am - 7:00pm(CT). Urgent options available for the IBCLC to contact you back within 1 hour, no matter the time of day.  Callers will be asked to leave a confidential message and an IBCLC will return your call. Texters will be asked a series questions that need to be answered before the IBCLC can contact you back.  *Note* Texting OK2BF to 61222 will register your number with OBH in order to receive text messages from our texting system. You may have to pay for texting from your cell service. The Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline is an Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center program supported by the Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).
  • Texas Tech Infant Risk Center -  806-352-2519 For information about safety of medications during lactation
    • Available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm central time.
    • For help after 5pm, contact the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline at 1-877-271-6455 or text ok2bf to 61222
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI) Oklahoma Chapter- 1-800-944-4773 (English) 971-203-7773 (Spanish) or Talk Via Text: 503-894-9453.
    • Services available in English & Spanish. PSI is available 24 hours a day
    • Leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text.
  • National Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
  • Maternal Health Hotline - PHONE OR TEXT ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS REAL-TIME SUPPORT AND INFORMATION RESPONSE WITHIN A FEW MINUTES, 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK. The hotline is accessible by phone or text at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) in English and Spanish. TTY Users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline  -  988 is more than just an easy-to-remember number—it is a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health related distress. Providing 24/7, free and confidential support – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.