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Below are resources you can use whether you are trying to avoid pregnancy, want to be pregnant, are already pregnant, or raising a child.

If You’re Avoiding Pregnancy for Now

Birth Control Methods Find descriptions of birth control methods, brand names, and pros and cons. Source: Centers for Disease Control (2019)

If You’re Planning on Pregnancy

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Ovulation Calendar Find your own best time to conceive. Source: American Pregnancy Association (2019)

Pre-pregnancy Guide Tips on how to have the best pre-pregnancy health. Source: Centers for Disease Control (2019)

Pregnancy Calculator Work out your due date with this handy tool. Source: American Pregnancy Association (2019)

Using Drugs, Medicines, Supplements, and Other Substances During Pregnancy

  • For Help Quitting Where to get help with substance use/abuse. Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (2019)
  • Drug Use During Pregnancy Great explanation of how drug use affects pregnancy. Includes a comprehensive list of common substances. Source: Merck Manual (2018)
  • Newborn Withdrawal: Guidelines for Families in the Hospital and at Home This guide gives instructions for families bringing home a newborn with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Source: Indiana State Department of Health (2018)
  • En Español Abstinencia del recién nacido: Pautas para las familias en el hospital y en casa
  • Substance Use During Pregnancy: How to Have a Healthier Baby Source: Indiana State Department Of Health (2018)
  • En Español Consumo de sustancias durante el embarazo: Cómo tener un bebé más sano
  • Your Pregnancy: What You Should Know About Over-the-Counter Medicines, Herbs, Supplements and Other Substances Solid information about easily obtained, legal substances that may affect pregnancy. Source: Indiana State Department of Health
  • En Español Su embarazo: Qué debe saber acerca de los medicamentos de venta libre, hierbas, suplementos y otras sustancias.

Quit Using Tobacco

  • Get Help to Quit Get a personal coach who will work with you at your pace for free. Source: Quit Now Indiana (2019)
  • Help for Pregnant Women Who Want to Quit - Baby and Me Tobacco Free Get one-on-one help in quitting and earn free diapers for up to a year. Source: Baby and Me Tobacco Free (2019)
  • Quit Now Indiana on Facebook
  • Smoking While Pregnant Learn about the risks to you and your baby. Source: Centers for Disease Control (2019)
  • Tips from Former Smokers Hear from others who have successfully left tobacco behind. Source: Centers for Disease Control (2019)

If You’re Pregnant

Folic Acid: Why do pregnant women need it? Learn about this essential chemical and how it aids your baby’s development and protects from many birth defects. Source: U.S. Office of Women's Health (2019)

Going Full Term - Your Baby Grows Throughout Your Entire Pregnancy Why full term pregnancy is best for you and your baby. Source: Centers for Disease Control (2017)

Pregnancy Guide Great overview of pregnancy and what to expect in English and En Español Source: Centers for Disease Control (2019)

Pregnancy Guide Just about everything on pregnancy Source: WebMD (2019)

If You’re Parenting

Breastfeeding

Why Breastfeeding Is Important? Source: U.S. Office of Women's Health (2019)

Breastfeeding Support Pages

Healthy Meals

Diet And Menu Planning Information you need to make your own healthy and delicious meal plan. Source: Choose My Plate (2019)

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition and breastfeeding support and food resources for families. Source: Indiana State Department of Health (2019)

Just For Dads and Dads-To-Be

Fathers.com Advice for every step of the way. Source: National Center for Fathering (2019)

How To Support Your Pregnant Wife Source: Live Strong (2019)

Rookie Dads' Guide To Newborns Source: Today’s Parent Magazine (2019)

Loss of a Child

Grief Support and Safe Sleep Advocacy The First Candle organization offers support for grieving families who have lost a child. (2019)

Minority Health

Black Breastfeeding Coalition Brings together Black moms who want to or are breastfeeding and offers advice and support. Also on social media. (2019)

Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Indiana Office of Minority Health

Raising Healthy Kids

Healthy Children Advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatricians (2019)

Safe Sleep

About SIDS, SUIDS And Crib Deaths Learn about the dangers of unsafe sleep. In English and En Español Source: Centers for Disease Control (2019)

How To Keep Your Baby Sleeping Safe In English and En Español Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (2019)

Free Cribs Find a location near you on this handy rollover map of Indiana.

Watch A Video Of How To Put A Baby Down Safely Source: Centers for Disease Control (2019)

Vaccination

2019 Recommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children Source: Centers for Disease Control)

2019 Recommended Adult Vaccinations Source: Centers for Disease Control)

Have a question? Call the MOMS Helpline at 1-844-MCH-MOMS (1-844-624-6667)
or visit http://www.MomsHelpline.isdh.IN.gov