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Resources for Health
Care Professionals


Maryland Department of Health – Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

The MCHB’s programs support maternal and child health infrastructure in Maryland to assure the availability and accessibility of preventive and

primary care services for women, children, and adolescents.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) –

Division of Reproductive Health

This division of the CDC provides information about maternal and infant health topics and activities to address these issues.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – Toolkit for Improving Perinatal Safety

AHRQ’s Safety Program for Perinatal Care (SPPC) was developed to improve the patient safety culture of labor and delivery units and decrease maternal and neonatal adverse events resulting from poor communication and system failures.


AHRQ Safety Program for PerCase Study

AHRQ’s Safety Program for Perinatal Care (SPPC) was developed to improve the patient safety culture of labor and delivery units and decrease maternal and neonatal adverse events resulting from poor communication and system failures.

Access a case study about AHRQ’s SPPC.


Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Program (AIM)

AIM is a national data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative based on proven implementation approaches to improving maternal safety and outcomes in the U.S. The organization provides patient safety bundles and tools to save lives and reduce maternal morbidity.


Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) – Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Learn about how MCHB administers programs, supports research, and invests in workforce training to improve the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families in the United States.


Maryland Medicaid

Doula Program

Doulas provide support and information to birth parents before and after birth, as well as during labor. Your health care provider or health plan can help find the right doula for you.​

Learn about doula services and eligibility for doula services.


Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline is a free, confidential hotline for pregnant and new moms. It is available 24/7 and counselors speak English and Spanish.

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Breastfeeding Fact Sheets & Infographics

Printable information sheets that explain the benefits of breastfeeding, storage and preparation of breast milk, and how to keep a pump kit clean.


Healthy Families America

Promotes child well-being and prevents the abuse and neglect of children in communities around the world through family-focused and empathic support provided in the home.

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Nurse-Family Partnership

This community health program empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies.


Medicaid CenteringPregnancy


CenteringPregnancy is group-based care, with everyone in the group due around the same time. As a support network, the group talks together, learns together, and supports each ot​​her.

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Maternal Warning Signs

This site explains warning signs that could lead to complications for pregnant and postpartum people and offers a warning signs pamphlet in 12 different languages.

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POST-BIRTH Warning Signs Education Program

The online course and program resources educate nurses and clinicians about postpartum maternal morbidity and mortality and offers a “Save Your Life” patient handout in 23 different languages.

The Hear Her campaign supports CDC’s efforts to prevent pregnancy-related deaths by sharing potentially life-saving messages about urgent warning signs.

HEAR HER Campaign

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Count the Kicks Store

Count the Kicks is an evidence-based program that teaches expectant parents about the importance of tracking fetal movements.

This interactive map displays resources and services available to pregnant and postpartum people and their families in Maryland.

Maryland Maternal Health Resource Map

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These templates were created to support bedside patient education on urgent maternal warning signs.

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Communication Tips 
for Providing LGBTQIAA+ Care Pocket Card

Download and print these double-sided pocket cards for staff in your facility.


For best results, print on card stock and flip on long edge (to line up front side of card to back side).

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