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Are you a parent? Could you be a parent someday?

parents-to-beParents-to-be are a vital part of the Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies initiative. Whether you are planning a pregnancy or not, it is vital that you be in the best health possible before you get pregnant. For women and men, this means regular visits to the doctor, exercise, healthy diet, stress management, and for women, taking folic acid supplements.

The following pages are meant for anyone who could have a baby to learn more about pre-pregnancy and pregnancy health. Because 50% of pregnancies are unplanned, that means everyone can learn something worthwhile.

    Moms-to-be – It’s never too early to start thinking about getting healthy for you and your baby. Follow the link to learn about pre-pregnancy health, pregnancy and delivery and making a healthy home.

    Dads-to-be – Dads are important to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Follow the link to learn more about practical resources for men.


External links are informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Last updated June 8, 2022