Pregnancy and Beyond
Pregnancy and Beyond provides important newborn health information and will help you track and record preventive health exams
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The Pregnancy and Beyond website promotes prenatal and well-child care for all Missouri families.



While no one can guarantee a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, there are some things that improve your chances of having a healthy baby:

  • Start prenatal care early, as soon you think you are pregnant.
  • Get regular prenatal care.
  • Take folic acid supplements before, during and between pregnancies throughout the childbearing years.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs while pregnant.
  • Breastfeed your baby.
  • Place your baby on his/her back to sleep. Listen to a message about safe sleep for babies.
  • Encourage positive fathering as well as mothering.

Pregnancy and Beyond has helpful information on many topics. Whether you are a pregnant woman, father-to-be, new parent, grandparent, or community member who cares about families, this program is for you. Everyone has a part in influencing and supporting each pregnant woman in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while she is pregnant and in keeping her baby safe after he/she is born.