Before or between pregnancies

To get ready for pregnancy, take folic acid, learn about your family health history and get a preconception checkup. Find out how birth spacing and using birth control can help your next baby be born healthy, too!

Nutrition, weight & fitness

Taking care of yourself is the best thing you can do for you and your baby. Learn how eating healthy foods, staying active and gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy can help keep both of you healthy.

Prenatal care

Prenatal care is medical care you get during pregnancy. During these checkups, you find out your due date and get to see your baby for the first time with an ultrasound! You also may get vaccinations or prenatal tests.

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Is it safe?

Your growing baby depends on you to keep him healthy. Learn how doing certain things during pregnancy may harm your baby, like drinking alcohol, smoking, using street drugs and taking certain medicines.

Labor & birth

Your baby’s birthday will be here soon! What can you do to get ready? Make a birth plan and pack your hospital bag. Learn about contractions and the signs of labor so you know when it’s time to head to the hospital.

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Postpartum care

Congrats on your new baby, mom! Learn how your body changes and heals after giving birth. Go for your postpartum checkup and know the signs of problems, like postpartum depression and postpartum hemorrhage.