Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: Expectant Mothers and Family Resources

There are numerous resources to help expectant mothers and families get a Strong Start. Please use and share!

Share Expectant Mothers and Families Resources

Use these resources when communicating with expectant mothers and families.

  • March of Dimes’ Late Term Brain Development Flyer
    Explains why getting to at least 39 weeks is best for women with a healthy pregnancy. Includes images of the difference in a baby's brain development at 35 and 39 weeks. English Language Version (PDF) | Spanish Language Version (PDF)
  • March of Dimes’ Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait Poster
    This poster show that important organs are developing in a baby in the last few weeks of pregnancy and why babies need at least 39 weeks in the womb to fully grow and develop. English Language Version (PDF)  |  (para ver en español, haga Spanish Language Version (PDF))
  • March of Dimes Consumer Resources:
    The March of Dimes provides additional resources for pregnant women as part of its Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® (HBWW) initiative.
  • The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
    Babies need a full 40 weeks of pregnancy to grow and develop. AWHONN has created resources to help women understand the many reasons it’s important for a mom to carry her baby to term. They include 40 reasons – some serious, some fun – that bust the myth that it’s OK for babies to be born just a little early (Spanish Language Version). More helpful, expert-authored articles for women related to health pregnancy are available at: GoTheFull40.com
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Labor Induction
    Developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, these
    short, easy-to-read documents include important questions that link to each answer, a glossary of terms and definitions, and links to other relevant patient FAQs.
  • Text4Baby
    Sign up for Text4Baby text messages to get support throughout pregnancy and baby’s first year. These free text messages provide on-going tips on prenatal care, infant health, parenting and more.