New and Expectant Parents

Expecting and caring for a new baby is an exciting time but it can also mean that you have a lot of questions. Learn more about your developing baby before and after birth and what you can do to help give your child a great start.

Pregnancy Calendar
Week by Week calendar of pregnancy development.
Provided by KidsHealth.org

Text4Baby
Having a baby? Get free text messaging support throughout your pregnancy and baby's first year on prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more.
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Healthy Pregnancy Tips
Provided by cdc.gov

AAP Guidelines for Care for Infants in Planned Homebirth
Provided by aap.org

Hospital Pack List
Provided by Mayoclinic.com

Delivery Room Procedures Following a Normal Vaginal Birth
Provided by healthychildren.org

Delivery by Cesarean Section
Provided by healthchildren.org

Bringing Baby Home: How to Prepare for the Arrival of your Newborn
Provided by healthychildren.org

Breastfeeding Facts. Getting Started.
The major health organizations — including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Medical Association (AMA), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) — agree that breast milk is the ideal form of nutrition for babies (especially during the first 6 months).
Sponsored by KidsHealth.org. In Spanish

Bonding With Your Baby
Provided by KidsHealth.org. In Spanish

Understanding Motherhood and Mood: Baby Blues and Beyond
Provided by healthychildren.org

Positive Parenting Tips
Provided by cdc.gov

The American Academy of Pediatrics's Ages and Stages
Provided by healthychildren.org

Baby Steps: Learn the Signs. Act Early
Video on early recognition of developmental disabilities such as autism.
Provided by cdc.gov

Child Passenger Safety
Provided by cdc.gov

Safe Sleep For Baby
Provided by aap.org

Reducing SIDS Risk
Provided by aap.org