Living Healthy BabiesSM
Thinking about becoming pregnant?
Already a parent-to-be?
Let Living Healthy Babies help make your journey through parenthood the healthiest it can be. This program offers information and resources to help you before you conceive, during pregnancy, and after your baby is born.
To get more details on the information listed below, visit www.livinghealthybabies.com.
To give your baby a great start, think about your health and family even before pregnancy. Living Healthy Babies can help.
- Preparing for Pregnancy: We explain the importance of a pre-pregnancy doctor visit.
- Fertility: Take a crash course on the female and male reproductive systems, the truth behind common fertility myths, and when you're most likely to conceive.
- Adoption: Adopting a child can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. We cover the adoption process and link you to trusted adoption resources on the Internet.
- Grief and Loss: Living Healthy Babies also offers support and resources for miscarriage, grief, recovery, and other sensitive issues.
Living Healthy Babies guides you through the simple joys (and pains) of this special time.
- Pregnancy Week-by-Week: We cover everything from physical changes to emotional challenges over the 40 weeks of your little one's development.
- About Mom: We'll teach you how to care for yourself, so you and your baby can be your healthiest.
- About Baby: Navigate the world of fetal development, childbirth classes, immunizations, maternity leave, and more.
- Emotional Health: Be better prepared to face any emotional challenges that come up while pregnant.
- Nutrition: Get educated on foods to pick up and pass up when you're eating for two.
- Exercise: We take you through doctor-approved exercises like lunges and swimming.
- Health Issues: Get the ins and outs of common symptoms like cramps, cravings, and constipation as well as possible complications of pregnancy.
- Prenatal Care: Know how to prepare for that first scheduled visit with your doctor, and what to expect in the first few weeks of pregnancy.
- Labor and Delivery: Ready for the big day? We teach you about breastfeeding, c-sections, labor signs, and birth plans.
- Special and High-Risk Pregnancy: From multiples to preemies, learn the risks and rewards of special and high-risk pregnancies.
The First Year, Month by Month
Your baby's first year will fill you with wonder and questions. Learn what to expect during the first 12 months of social, cognitive, and physical development.
Tools and Resources
Test your knowledge and learn more about your body with our fun tools and resources. Estimate how many calories you burn each day, determine the peak of your ovulation cycle, and more.
Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (2229) to 511411 (or BEBE (2323) in Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby's date of birth. This program is offered at no additional charge through certain cell phone carriers. You can also register online at www.text4baby.org.
You can call a registered nurse*, toll-free, 24 hours a day, for support and education about caring for yourself or your baby, or whether to go to a medical facility. When does your child's slight fever become a serious fever? Wouldn't it be nice to have a medical professional available at any time to offer help with questions like these? You can, just by picking up the phone and calling the Blue Care LineSM toll free at 1-888-247-BLUE (2583).
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* The registered nurse does not replace the care you receive from your doctor. You should continue to follow your doctor's treatment plan. Participation in the Living Healthy Babies program is voluntary, and whether you choose to participate or not, will not affect your coverage.