Maternity Educational Materials

The Alabama Medicaid Maternity Care Program is designed to ensure that every pregnant woman has access to medical care, with the goal of lowering Alabama's infant mortality rate and improving maternal and infant health.

Prenatal Resources
Birth Resources from American Pregnancy Association          
Diabetes and Pregnancy Diabetes is often diagnosed in women during their childbearing years and can affect the health of both the mother and her unborn child.
Healthy Choices A healthy you helps prevent birth defects.
Nutrition When you're pregnant, eating healthy foods is more important than ever.
Exercise Pregnancy is important for you and your baby. Understand exercise guidelines.
Gestational Development Understanding your baby's development
Multiples Understanding what having it means to have a multiple birth pregnancy
Miscarriage Understanding pregnancy loss
Depression Understanding the different types of depression

Infant Safety
Parenting Assistance Information and contacts on a variety of subjects for parents
Parenting Smart Start parenting kit
Family Services Services available through the Alabama Department of Human Resources
Child Care Choices Information from the Alabama Department of Human Resources
Child Care Tips on how to find safe child care
Baby's Milestones Learn how children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move.
Breastfeeding The decision to breastfeed is a personal one. Learn about breastfeeding.
 Safe to Sleep Learn about the safest way for your baby to sleep.
Car Seats Keeping your baby safe and buckled in.
Crib Safety Keeping babies safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Recalls The US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Other Resources 
Tobacco Quit Line Smoking Cessation  - Maternity Care
Dental Oral Health is an essential and integral component of health.       
WIC Learn about the supplemental feeding program for women, infants and children.
Text4baby A free mobile information service that provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them through their pregnancy and the baby’s first year
ACOG Patient Info Resources from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Sexual Health CDC information and publications

Medicaid Resources
Family Planning  Plan First - Medicaid's family planning program
Birth Control  Educational materials to help make a birth control choice
Maternity Care  Find your Maternity Care District

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