Pregnancy

Having a healthy pregnancy is important for your health, as well as the health of your baby now and in the future. Take steps during your pregnancy to make sure your baby is born at a healthy weight and on time, and that your baby’s development is off to a good start.

 

Your health before pregnancy

If you plan to become pregnant someday, your health before and between pregnancies is important for your baby's health too.

 

Your health during pregnancy

Your health during pregnancy is important for both you and your baby.

 

Your health after pregnancy

Learn about how to take care of yourself after you give birth.

 

Gestational diabetes

Learn about gestational diabetes and what you can do if you've been diagnosed.

 

Quit smoking for baby and you

If you're pregnant, quit smoking. If you need help quitting, call the QuitLine or your doctor.

 

Pregnancy-related depression

Find out if you're at risk, signs and symptoms, printable resources

 

Provider resources

 

Related resources

Newborn Screening

Newborn screening is a set of tests that check newborn babies for a variety of conditions.

 

There's no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant.
 
 
Information about birth control, sexual health, STDs and pregnancy planning, and how to find a provider
 
 
Fish from Colorado's waters are tested for toxins, and we issue guidelines for safe eating.
 
 
Pass along good oral health to your baby.
 
Related programs

Nurse Home Visitor Program

A health education and counseling program provided by specially trained nurse home visitors to first-time, low-income women beginning in pregnancy and up to the child's second birthday

 

Prenatal Plus Program

A program for pregnant women with Colorado Medicaid focused on improving birth outcomes through individual education, counseling and coordination of care

 

Special Connections Program

A substance-use treatment program for pregnant women with Colorado Medicaid

 

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

A nutrition and supplemental food program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and their children up to age 5