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.
Check out these resources for parents to be:
Resources during pregnancy
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.
- Medicine and Pregnancy
- Pregnancy Exposure Registries
- Food Safety for Pregnant Women
- CDC Hear Her Campaign
- Gestational Diabetes
- Pregnancy & COVID 19
Resources for once baby arrives
Congratulations, baby is here! Check out the resources below to keep you and your baby safe.
- Lactation and Breastfeeding
- National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
- Food Safety Once Baby Arrives
- Infant Formula
- Infant Formula: Safety Do’s and Don’t’s
- Vaccines for Children - A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
- Postpartum Depression
- After the Baby Arrives