Pregnancy Health

Posted on October 9, 2020

by Daphne Bechrakis

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. 


You’re Pregnant: Now What? 

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. 


Preventing Problems During 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.


How Your Fetus Grows During Pregnancy

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

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: 

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne is a Public Services Librarian and Harry Potter enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys reading, adding books to her ever-growing “to-be-read” list, hiking, and watching terrible movies with friends. One of her current life goals is to collect the entirety of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Her bucket list includes seeing the Aurora Borealis and going to Yellowstone National Park. She is the proud owner of a spider-plant named Skullcrusher III, first of its kind, which she has somehow managed not to kill yet.
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