Resources for Parents
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.
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.
Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
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.
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.
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.
Tools and resources to help parents and parents-to-be navigate pregnancy, lactation and postpartum with greater ease and joy.
The Breastfeeding Center
Greater DC Diaper Bank
Registered food pantry that provides food, formula, breastfeeding supplies, bottles, pacifiers, adult hygiene items, baby hygiene items, adult diapers, menstrual hygiene products, potty-training supplies, and more to families in need.
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.
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.
Healthy Families America
The Womb Room
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Womb Room is a Perinatal Health and Wellness center, centered around community and support.
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 other.
Medicaid CenteringPregnancy Services
POST-BIRTH Warning Signs Education Program
This program offers a patient handout in 23 different languages (See "PDF Translations" tab in the "Save Your Life" handout heading).
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