Expecting & New Parents

new mother with infant

New parents have a lot to consider when it comes to their child's health. Find information and resources to help new and expecting parents keep the youngest Vermonters healthy and safe.

Information for You

Private water supplies are monitored and maintained by their owners, so it is important for them to do their own water testing and maintenance to make sure their drinking water remains safe.

Most carpet is made with synthetic (human-made) materials. However, carpets can also be made of wool or other natural materials.

Public Health Statistics conducts surveillance of the burden of tobacco use among Vermonters and creates data reports to assist the Vermont Tobacco Control Program in making data-driven decisions for tobacco prevention and control.

Exposure to hazards in the physical environment—secondhand smoke, lead, mercury, air pollution, pesticides, and other toxins—may increase the likelihood of poor reproductive health outcomes.

Because of the risk of pregnant mothers giving the infection to their babies during childbirth, the Health Department recommends that all women be tested for group B strep at 35 to 37 weeks pregnant.

Lead is a highly toxic metal. It can be found in both public and private water systems, in household plumbing, and in well components.

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