Pregnancy brings about a lot of changes in a person’s life and body. Soon-to-be parents need to navigate everything from lifestyle changes (like not drinking alcohol or smoking) to know what is normal in the development of their baby and the changes their body undergoes in the 9 months before birth. The following resources are meant to give a basic overview of pregnancy information to help new parents navigate their pregnancy.
This resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health is a handy guide to general changes that happen to a person’s body during pregnancy, as well as an overview of other topics such as common medical tests during pregnancy and how to eat healthy during the pregnancy.
This resource from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) lists things to do or avoid in order to prevent health issues from harming a parent and their unborn child. It has information on things like how to prevent giving a baby HIV if the parent is HIV positive and how to reduce the risk of a preterm (early) birth.
This resource from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology gives a simple week-by-week breakdown of how a fetus develops during the pregnancy.
Hoosier Healthwise is an Indiana government health insurance program for pregnant Indiana women and children under 19 years old. Some pregnant women may be eligible to receive temporary healthcare while their application is pending approval through presumptive eligibility. Eligible people can apply through the Medicaid application: https://www.in.gov/medicaid/members/52.htm