This Project is Funded by First 5 LA

Children's Health and Maintenance Program (C.H.A.M.P.) Pregnant & Nursing Mothers

Oral Health and Pregnancy: Just as it’s important to go to the doctor when you’re pregnant, it’s also necessary to visit the dentist. Understanding the changes that go on in your mouth and body matters not only for you, but also for your baby. Read more


Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: When you are breastfeeding, eating healthy foods is more important than ever. Eating healthy foods is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your baby. Read more
U.S. Department of Agriculture


Tips and Suggestions: The Office of Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published guidelines in English, Spanish, and Chinese that can help you overcome the challenges that you might encounter while trying to breastfeed your baby. Read more


Baby’s Oral Health: Find answers to questions you might have about your baby’s oral health by visiting the Baby Oral Health Program’s website, which outlines recommendations for how you can properly take care of your child’s teeth as they reach several important developmental milestones. Read more


Healthy Habits and Healthy Smiles: Access to oral and dental health prevention and treatment are essential for the overall health of the pregnant woman and her baby. Read more

A Brief by the Center for Oral Health


LA Best Babies Network: Improving the health of pregnant women, newborns and families by coordinating the work of dedicated organizations through First 5 LA’s Healthy Births Initiative. Find resources
First 5 LA


LA County Public Health Resources and Information: Your baby is not the end product of your health during nine months of pregnancy, but of your health during your entire life leading up to the pregnancy. Read more
County of Los Angeles Public Health