Use this tip sheet to understand the purpose, timing, and goals of the required newborn visit. Early Head Start staff will also find strategies for making the most of the visit.
Home visitors can use these materials to learn about substance misuse among pregnant women. Find helpful talking points to use during a home visit, and resources to support the expectant family.
It’s important for women to get oral health care during pregnancy. Getting oral health care, including cleanings, X-rays, fillings, and pain medication, is safe during pregnancy.
Chapter 3: Health Topic Self-Reflection Checklists
It is important for pregnant women to take care of their oral health. Practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, and getting oral health care help keep a woman’s mouth and teeth healthy during pregnancy.
Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy is good for both the mother and her baby. Use this information to help increase awareness of healthy eating habits during pregnancy.
The "A Healthy Baby Begins with You" campaign works to reduce infant deaths among African-American babies. Learn tips on how African American women may stay healthy before, during, and after their pregnancy.
A video for the Head Start Program Performance Standards 2017.
This tip sheet offers information on the dangers of children's exposure to secondhand smoke. Use facts in this tip sheet to learn what may happen if they expose their children to secondhand smoke.
A woman’s lifestyle may affect her breast milk, and have an impact on the baby. During breastfeeding, it is important for a woman not to consume alcohol, smoke, or take drugs. These substances are known to pass through the breast milk. This information can help mothers to understand better about the consequences of smoking, using drugs, and drinking alcohol during pregnancy.