GET HELP & SUPPORT - PREGNANCY
How we treat our kids matters. Children who are nurtured and supported throughout childhood are more likely to thrive and develop into happy, healthy and productive adults. All kids deserve a good chance at life! It starts in childhood.
Assistance for Teen & Young Moms
Nurse-Family Partnership gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age.
If a pregnant woman or new mother is having difficulty paying for health care for herself and her infant, she can contact state and local health departments to find out what programs are available in her area and how she might qualify for services.
- Women, Infants and Children
- Office on Women’s Health, US Dept. of HHS
A social worker at a local hospital or social service agency can also direct her to low or no cost medical and counseling services. Some areas also have community clinics that provide free care to women and children.
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- Prenatal Care NIH http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prenatalcare.html
- Pregnancy and Medicines NIH http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pregnancyandmedicines.html
- Pregnancy and Nutrition NIH http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pregnancyandnutrition.html
- Fetal Health and Development NIH http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fetalhealthanddevelopment.html
- Health Problems in Pregnancy NIH http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthproblemsinpregnancy.html
- Prenatal Testing http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prenataltesting.html
- General Health Problems in Pregnancy NIH http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthproblemsinpregnancy.html
- Pregnancy and Diabetes NIH http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetesandpregnancy.html
- Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/highbloodpressureinpregnancy.html
- Trimesters of Pregnancy Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health www.womenshealth.gov
- Preeclampsia http://www.womenshealth.gov/glossary/#preeclampsia
- Hemorrhoids http://www.womenshealth.gov/glossary/#hemorrhoids
- Real and False Labor http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/childbirth-beyond/labor-birth.html
- The Period of Purple Crying at purplecrying.info
- National Center for Shaken Baby Syndrome