Mississippi State Department of Health
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If you are 19 or younger and pregnant or have a new baby, we have free health services that can benefit you and your baby.

How to Enroll

You can qualify for the MSDH Pregnant and Parenting Teens program if you are 19 or younger, pregnant or have a child younger than 1, and you are in high school or would like to re-enroll to work toward a diploma or GED. To enroll, you can contact:

All services in this program are free.

How You Benefit

How Your Baby Benefits

The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program for pregnant and parenting teens is supported by grant number SP1AH000038-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health, pregnancy Assistance Fund. Content described is solely the responsibility of MSDH and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.



Links referenced
county health department near you    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Find a county health department near you »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Stages of pregnancy    http://www.parenting.com/pregnancy/stages-of-pregnancy
Breastfeeding    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,144,html
Pregnancy: Before, during and after    http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/
Unplanned pregnancy    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-get-pregnant/unplanned-pregnancy
Prenatal care and tests    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/prenatal-care-tests.html
Body changes and discomforts    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/body-changes-discomforts.html
Pregnancy complications    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/pregnancy-complications.html
Labor and birth    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/childbirth-beyond/labor-birth.html
Newborn care and safety    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/childbirth-beyond/newbon-care-safety.html
Birthing, breastfeeding, and parenting classes    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/birthing-parenting-class.html
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,202,html
Bathing an Infant    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000020.htm
Crib Safety Tips    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5030.html
Health care for baby    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/health-care-baby.html
Making your home safe    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/make-home-safe.html
Circumcision    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/circumcision.html
What your baby will need at the hospital    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/babys-layette.html
Things you'll need to transport your baby    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/babys-layette.html
Infant care items    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/babys-layette.html
Things you'll need as your baby gets older    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/getting-ready/babys-layette.html
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,202,html
Brothers United – Safe Sleep Video    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPdZ6p2aiJA
Brothers United – Breastfeeding Video    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2CQ2mdKt19YmdKt19Y
Brothers United – A Father's Breastfeeding Journey (video)    https://youtube.com/watch?v=tpoIZ_SgFfU
How the Law Plays a Role in the Lives of Young Parents    https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/sites/default/files/legal-issues-paf.pdf
Text4Baby: Dads Matter    https://partners.text4baby.org/index.php/miscellaneous/374-dads-matter
Fatherhood.gov    http://Fatherhood.gov

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