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

If you are trying to become pregnant or are just thinking about it, it is never too early to start getting ready for pregnancy.

There are three main types of botulism: foodborne, intestinal and wound.

Haemophilus influenza (Hib) is a bacterium that can cause infections, such as pneumonia and ear infections. The most commonly known type is Haemophilus influenza type b (also called Hib).

While a major source of lead poisoning in Vermont children is paint, lead in older plumbing, pipes and fixtures can add to a child’s overall lead exposure.

Start your prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant. Getting regular checkups with your health care provider will help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Sometimes children need extra help with their daily self-care routine.  Children’s Personal Care Services may be able to help families to pay for one-on-one assistance for a child that needs assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, eating and/or mobility.

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