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Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy, strong baby. 

Resources for Pregnant Women and Children

Cradle Cincinnati

This web site will direct you towards resources for pregnant women in the Cincinnati area as well as information for all pregnant women. Go to to view this useful web site.

Home Based Maternal Counseling 

Click on this link for more information about home-based maternal counseling in Franklin County, OH.

Columbus Ohio Department of Public Health

A list of resources compiled by the Columbus, OH Department of Public Health for pregnant women, families and children.

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The Children’s Advocacy Project of Columbus Ohio provides a link to resources for pregnant women in the central Ohio area. You may visit this site by clicking on this link:

Help Me Grow

For information regarding Ohio’s Help Me Grow program, follow this link: please visit for more information or call (800)755-4769.

WinMed Health Center – 5275 Winneste Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45232 -offers both CenteringPregnancy to produce better birth outcomes, and CenteringParenting to support healthy babies and provide well-woman care to Moms throughout the first year! Group visits provide medical assessment, education and support…along with refreshments and resources. Call (513) 242-1033 or email Cynthia Smith at for more information. Like us on Facebook – CenteringatWinMed

EFNEP for Healthy Pregnancy

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

Sign up with EFNEP today for a first-rate, free program on how to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy for both you and your baby while providing your growing family with tasty, nutritious food and saving money, too!

You will learn how to:

  • Make healthy food choicesManage your food dollars
  • Understand food labelsKeep food safeChoose nutritious snacksBalance a healthy diet with physical activity to stay fit throughout your pregnancy

For more information:

For more information contact your local extension office.

Cuyahoga County

(English and Spanish): (216) 429-8200

Franklin County

(English and Spanish) (614) 247-2065

Montgomery County

(English and Spanish): (937) 224-9654

Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren Counties

(English, Spanish, and Arabic): (513) 946-8989

Summit and Portage Counties

(330) 830-7700

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Prenatal Care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Teen Pregnancy Program
The Teen and Pregnant Program (TaP) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides teen-centered, multidisciplinary care to girls ages 13-21. TaP provides all prenatal and postpartum care, education and support, and referrals to many local agencies. TaP is supported partly by Ohio Better Birth Outcomes to help decrease the incidence of preterm birth and infant mortality in Central Ohio. To get more information or make an appointment contact: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Teen and Pregnant Program 495 E. Main St. Suite B, Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614-722-2450 option 2

Caring For 2
Caring for 2 is one of 102 federally funded Healthy Start Projects in the nation working to improve birth outcomes for African American women, and to help build a coordinated local health system for maternal and infant health.
Important issues addressed include: infant mortality, low birth weight, and racial disparities in birth outcomes.
Caring for 2 is a team of community care coordinators, public health nurses and licensed social workers.
Click on the following link to get more information and to contact Caring for 2.

Moms2Be Program
The Moms-2-Be (M2B) Program is a unique program designed to help pregnant women have a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and baby! This program is for women who live in Weinland Park (43201) or on the near Eastside of Columbus (43203). M2B meets once a week from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact Ms. O for more information: 614-252-4941 ext, 34


Early Head Start
All children are special at CDCFC and none more so than the tiniest ones in our care. Our Early Head Start (EHS) program is designed for the optimum care, education and comfort of infants/toddlers 0 – 3 and pregnant women. EHS program highlights include:

  • Prenatal and post partum education and support
  • Parent/child activities
  • Early language and literacy activities
  • Creative Curriculum®
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily
  • Infant/toddler classroom setting
  • Teachers are loving, well-trained, dedicated Early Childhood Education professionals
  • Child/teacher ratio is 4 to 1

To enroll in the Pregnancy Program, contact Marilyn Miller at 614-270-8508. To enroll your child in the Early Head Start program ages 6 weeks to 3 years, call 614-460-8740


Lamaze is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Website includes tips for pregnant women and new parents, advice on preparing for labor,a birth blog,and help connecting women with childbirth classes.
Click on the website to obtain more information:

InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® – the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby’s first eye assessment at 6 months.Things that the Optometrist will test for include: – excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism – eye movement ability – eye health problems These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early. Click on the following link for more information:

CAP4KIDS The Children’s Advocacy Project of Columbus, Ohio
Check out this link for Pregnancy Resources:

The Neighborhood Nest

The Neighborhood Nest (1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus OH)  is a material assistance and educational program for parents and caregivers of expectant children and children up to 24 months. The goal of this program is to educate parents/caregivers to reduce infant mortality. Educational sessions and shopping are held every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Educational sessions cover such topics as:

  • Orientation/community resources
  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • Health Insurance
  • Safety
  • Fatherhood
  • Goal-setting
  • Financial Literacy
  • Nutrition
  • Child Development

Contact Ms. O for more information: 614-252-4941 ext. 34


Text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.

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