Stay Healthy while Pregnant

Learn about Pregnancy from Healthfinder.gov

This database  is easy to understand and will help you learn all about pregnancy.  Find out how your doctor or midwife can help you to have a healthy pregnancy.  Get ready for your baby with information about topics like breastfeeding and how to make your home safer for your growing family.  Lear

Mouth Healthy -- Pregnancy

Don’t forget about your teeth and gums during your pregnancy or even when you’re planning to conceive. Pregnancy can actually make some dental problems worse, and if your mouth is healthy, it’s more likely that your baby’s mouth will be healthy.

Perinatal Mood Disorders

The entire period of pregnancy up to one year after delivery is described as the perinatal period.  Most women experience some mixed feelings during and after childbirth, which gradually diminish.

Pregnancy

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Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life.  Provided by the Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides you with information and support that will take you from preconception health through returning to work. 

Prenatal Care from HealthyChildren

Pregnancy is an exciting time -- as well as a time filled with questions!  Courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics, you can find answers to your questions and concerns about pregnancy, delivery, and those early days of parenthood.

Prevent Lead Poisoning. Start Now

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Lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby.  Too much lead puts you and your baby at risk for miscarriage, early labor, low birth weight, learning and behavior problems, and more.  Visit this important site from the Centers for Disease Control to learn about lowering your risk of lead poisoni

Strong Start: CenteringPregnancy®

Strong Start: CenteringPregnancy® Group Prenatal Care

Strong Start: CenteringPregnancy® Group Prenatal Care is a federal grant project that delivers enhancing prenatal group care to women on or eligible for Medicaid who are at-risk for preterm birth. This program offers CenteringPregnancy® prenatal care in groups. What is CenteringPregnancy®?

Centering is a unique way to receive care while pregnant because it combines health assessment, education, and social support in each visit. Participants get to meet other moms-to-be and get to share their pregnancy experience with new "mom friends."

Groups of about 10 women with similar due dates meet for up to 10 sessions for about 2 hours each. Each session includes a Mom and Baby health check up with the physician, discussion and learning, time to share with other women, and healthy snacks. All sessions are prescheduled for convenience, and there is no waiting because groups start and end on time!

If you want to enhance your pregnancy experience and have fun at your prenatal visits, CenteringPregnancy® could be the perfect fit for you!

Below is a listing of CenteringPregnancy® provider sites in New Jersey. Contact the site closest to you to find out if you are eligible to participate.

Newark Community Health Centers
•Newark (Ludlow Street): 973-565-0355
•Newark (Jefferson Street): 973-522-0570
•Newark (Broadway): 973-483-1300
•Irvington: 973-465-2828
•East Orange: 973-675-1900

Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, Perth Amboy: 732-376-6600

St. Peter's University Hospital, Women's Ambulatory Health, New Brunswick: 732-745-8600 Ext. 8520

Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Women's Ambulatory Health, Trenton: 609-394-6000

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Jane H. Booker Family Health Center, Neptune: 732-869-5721

JFK Family Practice, Edison: 732-321-7487

Rutgers Medical School/University Hospital, Newark: 973-972-6220

Treating for Two -- CDC

Women and healthcare providers don’t have enough information to answer questions about medications and pregnancy or breastfeeding.  Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before an

Vaccines for Pregnant Women -- CDC

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the specific vaccinations your need are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, medical conditions, and more.

Vaccines for Pregnant Women -- National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Vaccines are recommended for women before, during, and after pregnancy to help keep baby healthy.  Learn about different vaccines and when to get them, as well as the practice of "cocooning," a way to protect babies too young for vaccinations from catching diseases from those around them.

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