Expecting & New Parents

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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

Most birth defects are thought to be caused by a complex mix of factors, including a person’s genes, behaviors, and things in the environment.

Most people who misuse prescription medications get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. Find out how to properly store and get rid of prescription medications.

High quality early experiences promote brain development, socio-emotional skills and support learning for children so that they will succeed in school.

Children interact with our environment much differently than adults do and continue to grow and develop, which is why children’s environmental health is so important.

We partner with the Department for Children and Families Child Development Division to deliver a comprehensive system of voluntary home visiting in Vermont.

If you are in crisis you are given priority for treatment. If you are pregnant and inject drugs, you have first priority for treatment and are seen within 48 hours.

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