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Additional Parenting Resources

Parenting can be a joyful, exhilarating, and challenging experience regardless of whether the pregnancy was planned or not. There are resources in New York to help you become the best parent you can be. Below are a few of those resources:

Nurse-Family Partnership866.864.5226

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. When you enroll in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two years old. These programs are accessible in New York City, Monroe County, Onondaga County, Cayuga County, and Nassau County.

Healthy Families New York518-591-8610

Like Nurse-Family Partnership, Healthy Families New York will provide home-based health services to come see you during and after your pregnancy. There are program sites throughout New York State.

New York City Department of Health: Pregnancy & Baby Care

NYCís Department of Health website has information on finding healthcare and insurance while pregnant, resources on parenting and caring for your baby, and information on family planning.

Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective612.888.2962

The Brooklyn Young Mothersí Collective provides young mothers ages 12Ė21 with a comprehensive set of services focused on their educational attainment and social development to help them to become self-sufficient adults.

Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative

This initiative, which is available throughout New York State, provides many services to low-income women to improve maternal and infant health. MICHC projects can help you find health care services, education, and more during and after your pregnancy.

The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Teens

This booklet by the New York Civil Liberties Union explains the legal rights of young people who are pregnant or parenting in New York State. It includes information on services for which you may be eligible and your rights to education, health care access, and more.

Working While Pregnant and Parenting: New York212.430.5982

This website from A Better Balance provides information on the legal rights of pregnant and parenting employees in New York State. You can learn more about workplace discrimination, parental leave, breastfeeding accommodations, and other issues commonly faced by New Yorkers who are pregnant or parenting. Call their hotline (number above) if you are having issues at work.