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NYS Parent Guide


Pregnancy and Baby's First Year


Sign up for this free text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms. Sent three times a week, texts include information on having a healthy pregnancy and baby and are timed to a woman’s due date or the baby’s date of birth. Subjects include: prenatal care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, car seat safety, nutrition, safe sleep, and help to stop smoking. Texts include 1-800 numbers and other resources for more information.

Reproductive and Sexual Health During Baby's First Year

Staying healthy and preventing another pregnancy during the baby's first year will give you the time and energy to learn about your baby and your new situation. Men and women often obtain family planning services even when they do not receive any other health care. This makes these services even more important to an individual's overall health. Family planning providers are also responsible for screening and referral to other services needed to help men and women stay healthy, such as mammograms or referral for treatment of diseases like high blood pressure.