|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. 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.
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