Maternal and Infant Health
CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health provides scientific leadership in the promotion of women’s health and infant health before, during, and after pregnancy. In addition, we work to reduce disease and death among mothers and babies, with special attention to reducing racial and ethnic differences in these health outcomes. Learn about maternal and infant health topics and CDC activities to address these issues.
Common problems, severe maternal morbidity, CDC research
Types of diabetes, how to manage, CDC research
Recommendations, data highlights, steps to meet your goal
Health effects of opioids, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol
Trends and causes, Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System
Symptoms, seeking treatment, postpartum depression, resources
About the problem, risk factors, prevention
Risk factors, prevention and grief resources, data highlights, and training resources
Causes, actions to reduce infant mortality
About networks working to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies, CDC resources
About CDC LOCATe and the process, how data are used, participating states
Zika and Pregnancy
How to protect yourself if pregnant, information for women trying to become pregnant and on preventing pregnancy.
Before, during, and after pregnancy; trouble getting pregnant; avoiding pregnancy.
After The Baby Arrives
Learn about how to help keep your baby healthy and safe.