Pregnancy and Parenting Resources

Perhaps you are pregnant, parenting, or are ready to become a parent or expand your family. Here are some resources to help you learn more about how to have a healthy pregnancy, as well as receive support and tips for parenting.

We hope that the next two lessons will provide some helpful information about ways to space and postpone any additional pregnancies, giving you and your partner the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant.

Healthy Pregnancy

What to Expect. It’s not just a book! For information about preconception health (steps you can take to get healthy before getting pregnant), how to stay healthy during pregnancy, a week-by-week pregnancy countdown, and more, check out What to Expect. (Also available in Spanish.) Pregnancy is considered a life-changing event, which means even if it's not open enrollment time, you may be able to sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Medicaid. If your income is below a certain level, you may qualify for Medicaid health care coverage.

Parenting Tips and Support

ParentFurther. For some great resources on preparing for the future, building a positive relationship with your child, and understanding ages and stages, check out ParentFurther.

National Diaper Bank Network. By focusing on diaper need, the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) works to meet the basic needs of all American children and families.

Office of Child Support Enforcement. Information for single parents on getting child support.

WIC. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (also available in Spanish) helps low-income women and children up to age 5 with food, health care, nutrition education.

Child Welfare Information Gateway. For those in the child welfare system, these resources from the US Department of Health and Human Services will be of particular interest.