Pregnancy

Pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy has a lasting influence on a child’s health and development. Help families get a head start during pregnancy. Discover resources your Early Head Start (EHS) program can use to serve expectant families, with a focus on family engagement.

Services to Pregnant Women and Expectant Families in EHS

Review the Head Start Program Performance Standards for EHS programs related to enrolling pregnant women and expectant families.

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Engaging Expectant Families, Including Fathers

Find resources to support staff as trusted partners for expectant families. Topics include prenatal nutrition, safe sleep, and responsive caregiving.

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Services and Outcomes for Families Enrolled During Pregnancy

Review program implications from a multi-year study which found that families enrolled in EHS services showed improved health practices, child outcomes, and parenting behaviors.

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Community Partners for Serving Expectant Families

Find partners to help support issues around perinatal health, family and income stability, and housing, including for families experiencing homelessness.

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Pregnancy

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Last Updated: March 21, 2019