The District’s infant mortality rate remains higher than the national average. We continue to work on improving women’s health and increasing prenatal and perinatal care and nutrition to prevent infant mortality due to low birth weight and prematurity, the leading causes of infant death in DC.
Your annual well-woman visit is a time to make sure you have access to care and manage chronic conditions so that you can be at your healthiest self before, during, and after pregnancy.Learn More
Pave the way for a healthy start for your baby before and during pregnancy. DC Healthy Start supports women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and mothers and fathers in Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8.Learn More
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Find prenatal education and care from certified midwives throughout pregnancy and beyond.Learn More
Care and education through regular pregnancy check-ups, group care, and maternal mental health services help you stay healthy before, during, and after pregnancy.Learn More
Find classes and supports that can assist through every stage of childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting.Learn More
Take care of key pregnancy success factors such as maternal weight and health through supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education.Learn More
What to Expect
Congratulations, and welcome to your pregnancy! From what to expect each week to how to prepare for labor and beyond, here’s the info you need.Learn More
Do you have a maternal or infant health resource for families or providers in Washington, DC? Share it with us! An important part of the Maternal and Infant Health Initiative is ensuring that DC residents have access to the resources and support they need.