Learn what you can do before, during, and after pregnancy to keep yourself and your baby healthy.
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Your baby is growing and your body is changing—so is your life

Maintaining healthy habits during pregnancy is important to your growing baby—eating healthy foodsstaying active, and gaining the right amount of weight are vital to keeping both of you healthy and strong. Learn what vitamins and other nutrients your body needs, what foods to avoid or limit, and what amount of exercise is good for you.

Schedule your first prenatal care checkup as soon as you think you’re pregnant—prenatal care is an essential part of your pregnancy. They allow your health care provider to make sure you and your baby are healthy as well as give you information on any vaccinations or prenatal tests you may need.

In addition to this, you may need to make some lifestyle changes to help keep your pregnancy moving in a healthy direction. Learn what’s safe and talk with your provider about resources available to help you make healthy changes.

Creating a community around shared experiences

Learn about some of the families who have benefited from our collective work and connect with others over what it takes to raise a strong baby.

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We’re there for you—wherever there is for you

Learn about the programs and services in your area that are helping close the health equity gap and end preterm birth for families everywhere.


NICU Family Support®

Provides education and critical information for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) families, family-centered care training for hospital staff, and resources to improve the patient and family experience.

Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®

A comprehensive prenatal curriculum presented in English or Spanish and designed for use with pregnant women in a supportive group setting.

Supportive Pregnancy Care® for Patients

An education and resources framework that enables maternity care providers to create a flexible group prenatal care program in their hospitals, clinics, or private practices.