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Maternal and Infant Health

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collection of images of mothers and motherhood themes

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.


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Zika and Pregnancy

How to protect yourself if pregnant, information for women trying to become pregnant and on preventing pregnancy

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Before, during, and after pregnancy; trouble getting pregnant; avoiding pregnancy

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After the Baby Arrives

Learn about how to help keep your baby healthy and safe