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 Head Start or Early Head Start (EHS) program can use to serve and engage expectant families. Topics include what to expect during pregnancy, infant care, and the transition to parenthood.

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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Resources to Share with Expectant Families

Explore these materials to find answers to common questions around how to have a healthy pregnancy and the EHS program.

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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

Topic:Pregnancy

Resource Type: Topic Page

National Centers: Office of Head Start

Last Updated: June 5, 2019