Pregnancy and Baby Care

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.


Learn about breastfeeding, including tips and local services that can help you.


Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511-411 and get FREE messages on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year.

Listen to what Emmy® award-winning talk show host, comedienne and actress Sherri Shepherd has to say about text4baby.

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