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If you are pregnant or thinking about having a baby, New York City has free and confidential sexual health services and health insurance programs as well as clinics to help with many pregnancy-related conditions.

The Health Department’s Nurse-Family Partnership can link some first-time mothers to specially trained nurses. These nurses make regular home visits during your pregnancy and the baby’s first two years to help you keep your family healthy. You can join as early in your pregnancy as you like but no later than your 28th week.

 NYC Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding

Do you have questions about breastfeeding?
The New York City Mother's Guide to BreastfeedingOther languages:  [En Español] [中文]
[정의] [Русский] [Creole] [Français]
can give you answers.

Are you an employer?
Learn how to support your breastfeeding employees.

Family Planning

You should decide if and when you want to become pregnant.  New York City has free and low cost confidential clinics that can provide contraceptives and other family planning services. If you're under 18, you don't need a parents' consent to use these clinics.


Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 and get FREE messages on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year.

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