Pregnancy Planning

Childbirth.org: Pregnancy
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.

Resources in Español

Pregnancy Tests
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. Spanish Version

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. 

Smoking Cessation
Offers information on how to quit smoking, effects of secondhand smoke, smoking prevention in children and the many health consequences of smoking.  

Folic Acid
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.   

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.

During Pregnancy

1st Trimester
Provides and describes some of the most common changes or symptoms you might experience in your body during the first trimester of pregnancy.

2nd Trimester
Provides and describes some of the most common changes or symptoms you might experience in your body during the second trimester of pregnancy. 

3rd Trimester
Provides and describes some of the most common changes or symptoms you might experience in your body during the third trimester of pregnancy. 

Pregnancy Complications
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.