Expecting Moms Timeline

Click on the timeline below to access resources and learn more about pregnancy and birth.

Newly Pregnant

Understanding Your Options
Do you know all of your childbirth options so that you can make the decisions that are right for you and your family? Read more
Educate Yourself
Have you signed up for a childbirth education class, read any pregnancy and birthing books, watched documentaries yet? Get a sense of what birth options are available to you. Read more
5 Steps to a Healthy Birth

Do you feel overwhelmed by all the birth information? Start with these 5 steps to guide you through the process of making your decisions.

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Planning Your Birth

Your Birth Team

Have you decided on your birth team? Use our provider network to find the best possible match for you.

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Your Birth Environment

Where will you feel best supported and safest birthing? Start here to explore to your personal philosophy and vision for your birth.

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery

Have you researched different labor coping strategies and pain management techniques? Use our provider directory to explore a birth doula, learn about epidurals and learn what feels right for you.

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Postpartum Health

Caring for your newborn

What are the ways you want to bond and care for your baby immediately after birth? Learn more from our professionals.

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Breastfeeding and Beyond

Do you want to make sure you have support for breastfeeding? Read our stories and find providers that can help with any of your questions or challenges.

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Caring for Yourself

Have you remembered to plan good care techniques for yourself? Learn more on how new moms find ways to connect with other new moms and birth professionals to get the support they need in the early weeks.

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From your baby’s first breath onward, he or she is developing, learning, and forming precious connections. Give your the best newborn care with evidence-based bonding and nurturing techniques.

Many mothers are surprised to learn that their newborn isn’t quite ready for the world, and requires a “fourth trimester” of bonding and nurturing. As you prepare, educate yourself on how to feed your baby, how to soothe him or her with body language, and how to properly hold and protect his or her tiny frame.

Studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) show that breastfeeding enhances bonding. Educate yourself on newborn care, infant diet, also you could learn to activate your baby’s calming reflex. In no time, you will get the hang of caring for your newborn.

Every new mother can use a little help. Browse postpartum counselors, parenting professionals, breastfeeding support, and groups like La Leche League on the CiC Provider Network today.