March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health.
If you had a heel prick test, and APGAR score, were ever given a Polio Vaccine or your mother took Folic Acid during pregnancy, chances are YOU are a March of Dimes Baby. Since 1938, March of Dimes has been actively working to fight infant disease, birth defects and premature birth across the globe.
March of Dimes offers comprehensive information on pregnancy and newborn topics, such as, complications, caring for your baby, birth defects, folic acid, etc. Through marchofdimes.com you can search various pregnancy related topics and access medical references, publications, and reports.
Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. Preparing for a healthy baby starts even before you're pregnant.
Eat right and get fit for a healthy pregnancy. Plan ahead; start making choices that include a healthy weight, and taking folic acid to prevent birth defects along with emotional and financial planning.
For more information on Early Childhood Care and Prenatal Health, please visit the following organizations:
YMCA of San Diego County
Childcare Resource Service is a unique department at the Y. There are various types available to choose through licensed childcare providers, from Infant care to School Age care. The Y assists parents in becoming good consumers of childcare. They want to help you find the best care possible that meets the needs of your child and family.
Whether you need help paying for care or if you need behavior support for your child, they are here to serve all the San Diego community.
YMCA Childcare Resource Service has a variety of programs to serve children, families, and child care providers. More service information can be found at YMCA of San Diego County.
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Perinatal Care Network (PCN)
Learn about Zika updates and vaccines during pregnancy. The Perinatal Care Network (PCN) is a toll-free phone line that links families eligible for pregnancy-related Medi-Cal to care. PCN also works to assure that pregnant women obtain early and continuous prenatal care and other services they need.
Part of the Health & Human Services Agency, PCN was created in the late 1980s to respond to widespread barriers that prevented many pregnant women from accessing prenatal care in San Diego County. Assistance and services information for many programs may be found at Perinatal Care Network (PCN)
First 5 San Diego
First 5 San Diego is part of a comprehensive integrated system that promotes early childhood development from the prenatal period to age five. At first5sandiego.org you can find program information about proactive leadership that aims to ensure that every child in San Diego will enter school physically, mentally, socially, and developmentally ready to learn.