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Maternal Health Matters

Knowledge and News on Women’s Health (KNOWH) blog from FDA Office of Women’s Health


Maternal Health Matters

Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. OWH is sharing the following FDA and Federal resources to help ensure each stage is a positive experience, and women and their babies are able to reach their full potential for health and well-being.

Resources before pregnancy

Thinking of becoming pregnant? Preconception care is important to give you and your baby a healthy start. Make a plan, discuss and keep up with your annual health exams with your health care provider. 

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Check out these resources for parents to be:

Resources during pregnancy

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Pregnancy can be an exciting but also challenging time for you and your family. Regular prenatal care throughout your pregnancy journey can help catch any concerns, reduce the risk of complications, and help protect the health of you and your baby.

Talk with your health care provider and check out the resources below. 

Resources for once baby arrives 

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Congratulations, baby is here! Check out the resources below to keep you and your baby safe.




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