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Resources for Parents
and Parents-to-be

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.

La Leche League International


La Leche League assists mothers who breastfeed with information about mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.


March of Dimes

March of Dimes supports mothers and their babies of all ages, socio-economic backgrounds and demographics throughout their pregnancy, and advocate for policies that prioritize their health.


Office on Women’s Health

The Office on Women’s Health, a program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), supports numerous women’s programs, including support for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)


American Pregnancy Association

The American Pregnancy Association website offers a place for pregnant mothers to talk, information about adoption, and resources to promote a healthy pregnancy.

The FDA has devoted a section of its website to provide resources to help mothers make choices about medicines, foods, and other products for themselves and their babies.


Safe Pregnancy Activities

The link below is a sub-page of the American Pregnancy Association answering questions about whether certain activities are safe during pregnancy.

CDC and the independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have provided information to assist pregnant people with their decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.


Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents

Resources and tools to help pregnant people, breastfeeding people and new parents caring for infants to protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them.

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