A healthy parent

Your health is an important factor in protecting your baby. Here are some things you can do stay healthy before, during and after your pregnancy.

Preconception and Prenatal Health

Your health before your pregnancy is as important as it is during it. Approximately half of infant deaths can be linked pre-pregnancy hypertension, diabetes, or obesity. If you are planning to get pregnant or are already pregnant, talk to your doctor about eating and lifestyle choices you can make to protect you and your baby.

Birth Spacing

Did you know that women who conceive less than 18 months after giving birth are at an increased risk of premature birth, low birth weight, congenital disorders, and more for their baby? LEARN MORE

Tobacco Cessation

Smoking is the leading cause of premature birth. Baby & Me Tobacco Free (BMTF) is a program that helps mothers and their families quit smoking during and after pregnancy. Parents are encouraged to invite friends and family members to quit with them and earn free diapers. LEARN MORE

Maternal Depression

Maternal depression is the most common complication of childbirth. Learn how to treat and prevent it. LEARN MORE

A healthy baby

Learn techniques to keep your baby safe and healthy during pregnancy and beyond.

Infant Prematurity

Prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality. Learn how to protect your baby. LEARN MORE

Safe Sleep

Surround your baby with love. Since 2013, we have lost an average of ten babies a year in Summit County due to unsafe sleep. Understand the ABC’s of safe sleep. Contact Akron Children’s Hospital to get a pack and play and/or join the Safe Sleep Academy. LEARN MORE


Keeping your baby safe while they are sleeping with a cold means following ALL safe sleeping practices. LEARN MORE

Count The Kicks

Counting kicks is a simple way to monitor your baby’s well-being during pregnancy. Learn more and download the free app to track your baby’s movements. LEARN MORE


There are so many reasons to breastfeed. Learn the benefits of breastfeeding and get tips to be successful. LEARN MORE