Pregnancy Information

Mom holding a sleeping babyIf you are expecting a baby, the coming months will be filled with excitement and change. We know that having a healthy baby and a safe pregnancy is important to you. We are here to help. Download information about how to keep yourself and your baby healthy, safe and happy in the months ahead and beyond. 

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Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and the Health of Your Family (PDF)
One of the most important things you can do for yourself and your baby is to avoid smoking. We can help; check out these resources. 

Hey Baby: Healthy Living for a Healthy Baby (Children's Health Fund)
How can you make sure you have a healthy pregnancy? Read “Hey Baby” for great information about diet, activity, relaxation and more.

Should Pregnant Women Wear Seat Belts (safety)
Get quick answers to common questions about traffic safety during pregnancy. 

Reading for Healthy Families (parenting skills)
Learn how to support your baby’s brain development, while bonding as a family. 

Sign up for free text messages on prenatal care, baby health, parenting and moreText4Baby 
Get free cell phone messages with tips geared to each stage of your pregnancy. 

Your Child's Smile Starts Before Birth
Did you know that your dental care affects your unborn baby’s health? Learn more about how to make sure both you and your baby stay healthy. 
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Taking Care of You and Your Baby Before Birth
Learn what you need to know about health care to protect both you and your baby.
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WIC: Nutrition for you and your family
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition education program that helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them. 

Immunization Schedule age 0 through 6 years
Getting your baby’s immunizations is an important part of his/her health care. Learn what immunizations are appropriate at each age, 0-6.

A Prenatal and Newborn Resource Guide for Oregon Families (English & Spanish)
Learn the answers to questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding, immunizations, safe sleep, and where to find other resources for you and your baby. 

Keeping you and your Baby safe
It’s hard to be excited about your pregnancy if you are afraid of your partner. You can get help; read how to keep yourself and your baby safe. 
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Cacoon Program
Public health nurse services are available for families with children who have special health needs. Learn more about how you can access these services.

Get ready for labor: Why at least 39 weeks is best for your baby
More and more births are being scheduled a little early for non-medical reasons. Experts are learning that this can cause problems for both mom and baby. If possible, it's best to stay pregnant for at least 39 weeks. If your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own.

For healthier newborns, Oregon hospitals try to ensure more time in the womb
While it's become common for hospitals to schedule induced or surgical births as early as 37 weeks, researchers have come to understand how critical the final weeks and days in the womb can be for healthy development. Now hospitals in Oregon and across the U.S. are trying to stop hastening deliveries for non-medical reasons.d

En Español

 Preguntas Frecuentes De Mujeres Embarazadas

 Manteniendo Seguros a su Bebé y a Usted

 Vacunas recomendadas para bebés

 Cómo cuidarse a usted y a su bebé antes del parto 

Lectura para familias saludables

WIC: Nutrición para usted y su familia

Hola Bebé: Vida Sana para tener un Bebé Sano

 Es una mamá inteligente - Utiliza text4baby 

¡La sonrisa de su bebé empieza antes del nacimiento!ds

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