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Health Information

Topics in this section of the website pertain to general health topics related primarily of women’s health during and after pregnancy and the health infants and toddlers. As the website develops, we will add more topics. We invite you to suggest topics and/or submit information on various topics.

Prenatal care is the health care you get when you're pregnant. You can get prenatal care from a doctor, nurse practioner or nurse midwife. Another name for these people is "health care provider." Prenatal checkups should start as soon as you think you might be pregnant. In your first 6 months, you will usually get a checkup once a month. In months 7 and 8, you may go twice a month. In the last month, you may go every week. (read more)

Your decision to breastfeed your infant is one of the most important choices that you will make as a new parent. Breastfeeding provides the best possible nutrition for your infant and allows you special uninterrupted time to bond with one another. Breastfeeding has numerous long-term benefits for your infant, too. (read more)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the "sudden death of a baby under one year of age. The reason for the baby’s death cannot be explained after a case investigation, which includes a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the baby and mother’s medical history. (read more)