Women--Pregnancy

A mother holding a baby WIC Program Fact Sheet (PDF | 26 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find out more about the WIC Program.


MyPlate Daily Food Plans for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate daily food plans and tools - designed specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers - provides interactive guidance.


Eating for Two

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Information about weight gain, calorie needs, and food safety during pregnancy.


MedlinePlus: Pregnancy

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Provides links to information, news, and resources related to pregnancy, including nutrition and diet-related information. Also in Spanish.


Pregnancy and Body Image

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

For some women, body image is a huge concern, especially during pregnancy. Here are some ideas to help you love and accept your pregnant body.


Pregnant woman Fit for Two: Tips for Pregnancy

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Eating well can help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy newborn. Find ideas and tips to improve your eating plan and become more physically active before, during, and after your pregnancy. Also in PDF|9 MB.


Nutrition During Pregnancy Resource List (PDF | 97 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Collection of resources on the topic of nutrition during pregnancy for consumers. Resources include books, pamphlets and audiovisuals and are limited to those published in 2008 or later.


Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Pregnancy

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

FNIC Lifecycle Nutrition: Pregnancy
Provides links to a variety of resources on pregnancy and maternal health.


Food Safety for Moms-To-Be

FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Food safety information and guidance for before, during and after pregnancy. Also in Spanish.


WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Program serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Overseas Program

Department of Defense.

Provides general information on the WIC program and how it works overseas, as well as information on eligibility requirements.


What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; Environmental Protection Agency.

For pregnant or breastfeeding women and young children, provides answers to frequently asked questions about the benefits of eating fish and shellfish, and gives recommendations for avoiding excessive exposure to mercury in fish and shellfish.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

DHHS. CDC. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause the baby to be born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a lifelong condition that causes physical and mental disabilities. Find out more from CDC.


Folic Acid

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides information on folic acid (folate) and explains the importance of adequate intake, especially for pregnant women or women of child bearing age. Offers additional resources and publications. Also in Spanish.


Diabetes and Pregnancy

DHHS. CDC. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Answers to frequently asked questions about diabetes and pregnancy.


Managing Gestational Diabetes: A Patient's Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

Booklet gives patients the information they need to talk to health care providers, dietitians, family members and friends.


Woman who is pregnant What You Should Know about Alcohol and Pregnancy

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How much do you or your friends know about drinking alcohol during pregnancy? Find out why you should not drink alcohol during pregnancy.


Maternal and Child Health Bureau

DHHS. HRSA. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Promotes optimal health and quality health care for mothers and children in the United States.