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Helpful Tools for Pregnant Women and New Moms


Check out text4baby. It’s a free cellphone text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms. Three times per week, you’ll receive tips on how to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, and how to care for your baby up to one year of age. The timely tips are based on your due date or your baby’s date of birth.


Mobile app on alcohol and pregnancy

CDC’s mobile application (app) on alcohol and pregnancy has the latest information on how drinking alcohol may affect your pregnancy. You can also learn how to help prevent, recognize, and treat fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. These are problems that can occur in a baby whose mother drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. You can easily view and share content directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

CDC app on alcohol and pregnancy

Test your knowledge

How much do you know about folic acid? Take the folic acid quiz to learn how consuming folic acid before and during pregnancy helps prevent birth defects. The quiz tells you all of the different ways you can get the right amount of folic acid every day.

Folic Acid Quiz

How much do you know about birth defects? Take this quiz to learn about:

  • preventing birth defects;
  • getting vaccinations (shots) during pregnancy;
  • drinking alcohol while pregnant,
  • medication use during pregnancy;
  • diabetes and pregnancy, and more.

Birth Defects Quiz

Before, during, and after pregnancy!

Visit CDC’s pregnancy homepage for information on having healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a healthy you. Knowing that you are doing all you can to stay healthy before, during, and after pregnancy, and giving your baby a healthy start in life, will help you to have peace of mind.

Pregnancy Homepage

Preconception Health and Health Care Homepage


Get the word out to your friends and family about taking care of their health and the health of their babies. Send a CDC health-e-card to let others know about health issues that can affect pregnant women and new moms, their children, and women in general.

Health-e-cards for parents
Health e-cards for women


In just a few minutes, learn reliable health and safety information to help you and your baby. Browse “pregnancy” and “women’s health” topics on CDC’s podcast page.

CDC podcasts

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