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Pregnancy to Two Years of Age

Sleeping Baby 

While You’re Pregnant

  • Health and wellness tips delivered to your phone
    You can get FREE texts to help you and your baby stay healthy while you're pregnant and after your baby is born. Learn more  
  • Healthy Start 
    You can get help to have a healthy baby. Learn more 
  • Mom and baby health programs
    You can enroll in several Allegheny County Health Department programs to make sure both you and your baby stay healthy. Learn more  
  • Feeding you and your baby 
    • The U.S. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program can supplement your food supply and teach you about good nutrition. Learn more  
    • The U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you pay for nutritious food for you and your baby.

After Your Baby is Born

  • Breastfeeding Helpline
    If you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding your baby, the Health Department will put you in contact with a specialist.
  • Choose a caregiver
    Please read this brochure before you leave your baby with a new caregiver. Learn more in English Learn more en espanol 
  • Healthy Baby Helpline
    1-800-986-BABY (2229)
  • Never shake your baby
    Your baby can be seriously injured or even killed if he or she is shaken. Learn more  
  • Safe sleep for infants
    Your baby is at risk of death if he or she shares a bed with anyone else. Learn more  
  • Safe swaddling
    Swaddling can calm your baby, but there is a new way to swaddle that will keep your baby’s hips and legs from being injured. Learn more 
  • Use Your Words
    One of the best things that a parent can do to nurture a baby’s development is simply talking to him or her. This campaign, which includes a brochure, poster, flyer, and educational aids, provides tips to help parents add talking to their baby as part of their every day routine.
    Learn more


 If You Feel Overwhelmed

  • Family Resources Parenting Warmline
    If you need someone to talk with for non-emergency parenting support. Learn more   
  • re:solve 24/7 call center 
    1-888-7 YOU CAN (1-888-796-8226)
    If you want help to keep a crisis from happening. Learn more 
  • DHS CYF Intake Office
    400 North Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    The Office of Children, Youth and Families is there to help if you need it. You can go to them, or they will come to you.
  • Safe Haven
    1-866-921-SAFE (7233)
    You are allowed to leave your newborn (up to 28 days old) at any Pa. hospital, in the care of hospital staff. As long as the baby has not been harmed or a victim of a crime, no questions will be asked. Learn more  

 To Keep Your Baby Healthy

  • ACHD free clinics 
    You can take your baby to a free clinic to keep up with well-baby visits. Learn more  
  • Consumer Health Coalition
    412-456-1877   (en espanol 412-456-1877 x 205)
    The CHC can help you get health insurance. Learn more 
  • Exposure to violence
    Your baby can be affected if he or she witnesses violence. There are ways to reduce the harm.  Learn more 

 To Make Sure Your Baby is Reaching Milestones

  • Alliance for Infants and Toddlers
    If you feel your baby might not be reaching normal milestones, you can call the Alliance to get more information.  Learn more  
  • Quality out-of-home child care 
    • Early Head Start
      1-866-214-KIDS (5437)
    • CCIS of Pa.
      412-261-2273 Learn more