Pregnancy

Why Take a Prenatal Supplement?

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.


MyPlate Information for Moms and Moms-To-Be

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have special nutritional needs. This site is designed just for you. It has advice you need to help you and your baby stay healthy.


Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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


Folic Acid Information and Resources

USDA. FNS. WicWorks Resource System.

Provides links to resources on folic acid supplementation.


WIC Prescreening Tool

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.


WIC Program Fact Sheet (PDF | 180 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

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


Eating Fish: What Pregnant Women and Parents Should Know

DHHS. FDA. 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.


Pregnancy and Body Image

DHHS. Office on Women's Health.

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


Staying Healthy and Safe

DHHS. OWH. 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.


MedlinePlus: Pregnancy and Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

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


Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health

NIH. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

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


Health Tips for Pregnant Women

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

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


Food Safety for Moms-To-Be: While You're Pregnant

FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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


Folic Acid

DHHS. 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.


Diabetes and Pregnancy

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

Get answers to frequently asked questions about diabetes and pregnancy.


Managing & Treating Gestational Diabetes

DHHS. NIH. 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.


Alcohol Use in Pregnancy

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

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