Offers useful and practical information about preparing for pregnancy, what happens during each of the three trimesters of pregnancy, fertility, labor and valuable resources for additional information on each topic.
Provides information and a wide variety of tools and resources to help you prepare for pregnancy. Some topics include: emotions, exercise, complications, labor, lifestyle, pregnancy week by week, signs/symptoms, testing and your baby.
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Smart Moms, Healthy Babies
Provides information to help expecting mothers have a healthy and comfortable pregnancy. It focuses on pregnancy, labor & delivery, post-partum and newborn and ways mothers can reduce stress during these periods to result in a healthier baby.
Offers information on what pregnancy tests are, how they are used, the different types of tests there are and the accuracy of the different tests.
Pregnancy and Medications
Provides information on medications that can be used during pregnancy and which medications cannot be used. The site also offers information on the effects certain medications can have on the baby if taken while pregnant.
Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Offers information on the recommended weight gain guidelines for pregnant women according to individual body type. Spanish Version
Reducing the Risk of SIDS – Back to Sleep Campaign
The Back to Sleep campaign provides a variety of publications on the importance of placing babies on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of SIDS.
Offers information on how to quit smoking, effects of secondhand smoke, smoking prevention in children and the many health consequences of smoking.
Drinking and Your Pregnancy
Provides information on the effects drinking during pregnancy can have on the baby such as growth and physical & behavioral problems and in worst cases, fetal alcohol syndrome. It also offers help and support to those mothers who may have a drinking problem.
Provides information on the importance of folic acid during pregnancy, how to assure your getting the appropriate amounts and ways to increase folic acid in your diet.
Fertility Awareness and Infertility
Provides information and support in understanding your monthly fertility pattern and menstrual cycle and offers resources for getting pregnant.
Provides information on how to prepare for pregnancy with topics including: before pregnancy, planning conception, infertility and adoption & foster care.
A Healthy Start: Begin Before Your Baby’s Born
Offers a variety of information on the importance of prenatal care such as which foods, substances and medications to avoid, when to see a health care provider and where to receive health care services in your area.
A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby
What you eat when you are pregnant is important. Eating right will help you and your growing baby stay healthy.
Provides and describes some of the most common changes or symptoms you might experience in your body during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Provides and describes some of the most common changes or symptoms you might experience in your body during the second trimester of pregnancy.
Provides and describes some of the most common changes or symptoms you might experience in your body during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Describes a variety of complications that could occur during or after pregnancy, the symptoms of the complications and how they can be treated.
Depression During and After Pregnancy
Offers information on what depression is, the causes & symptoms, ways to treat depression and the effects of untreated depression.
Breastfeeding: Best for Baby Best for Mom
Provides practical, helpful breastfeeding information and the reasons breastfeeding is good for both you and the baby.
Provides information on the importance of breastfeeding, the difference in infant formula and breast milk, pumping, storage and how to choose the right breast pump.
Baby Shopping List
Provides a list of items a new born baby will need to help you in your shopping efforts, so you can concentrate on staying healthy, resting, and being excited for your new baby's birth. It also included links to web pages with safety information about those products that may pose a risk to your baby if safety guidelines are not followed.
Eat Wisely for You and Your Baby
Provides information on what mothers should and should not be putting into their body during pregnancy. Some of the topics include: vitamins, caffeine, nutrition, weight gain, morning sickness and the effects of drinking and smoking while pregnant. Spanish Version
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