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Pregnancy

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. WIC Works Resource System

Provides links to resources on folic acid supplementation.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

During pregnancy, your needs increase for several vitamins and minerals. This makes it difficult to get all that you need from food.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service

Check to see if you are eligible for the WIC program, which provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and more to low-income pregnant or breastfeeding women.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service

Find answers to questions like, "What is WIC?", "Where is WIC available?", and "Am I eligible?".

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Find information on nutritional needs for pregnant and breastfeeding moms, as well as downloadable fact sheets including Breastfeeding Basics for Moms (PDF | 1.25 MB), and Tips for Pregnant Moms (PDF | 999 KB).

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Enter your height and weight to learn how much weight you should probably gain during pregnancy.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Learn why women should not drink alcohol if they are pregnant.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn why folic acid intake is especially important for pregnant women or women of child-bearing age. Also in Spanish.

Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Learn about foodborne illness and limit risks during your pregnancy. Also in Spanish.

HHS. Food and Drug Administration. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

FDA and EPA have issued advice regarding eating fish. This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant - as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children make informed choices when it comes to fish that is healthy and safe to eat. Also check out the Frequently Asked Questions & Answers.

HHS. Office on Women's Health

Welcome your pregnant body and overcome body image concerns with these ideas.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Weight-control Information Network

Improve your eating plan and become more physically active before, during, and after your pregnancy.

HHS. Office on Women's Health. National Women's Health Information Center

Eat this. Don't eat that. Do this. Don't do that. Pregnant women are bombarded with do's and don'ts. Here is help to keep it all straight.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Library of Medicine

Find information, news, and resources for a healthy pregnancy. Also in Spanish.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Learn about taking care of bone health and special considerations during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Get answers to frequently asked questions about diabetes and pregnancy.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Read about how a healthy eating plan and physical activity play a role in managing gestational diabetes.