Find prevention advice and resources for your family, including people who are pregnant and breastfeeding.
eWIC gives you access to your WIC food benefits through a card that works like a debit card.
As understanding of and guidance about preventing the Zika virus emerged, the Health Department has worked to protect the health of Vermonters, especially Vermonters who are traveling to warmer regions.
Vermont PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) is an ongoing survey of Vermont mothers who have recently given birth. PRAMS is a project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vermont Department of Health. The goal of PRAMS is to improve the health of mothers and infants by reducing adverse outcomes such as low birth weight, infant mortality and morbidity, and maternal morbidity.
People typically get sick with listeriosis by eating food that is contaminated with the bacteria.
At room temperature, metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white liquid. Breathing in vapors of metallic mercury can cause health effects.
Benzene is the name of an aromatic hydrocarbon, C6H6. In liquid form, benzene is clear, colorless, and flammable.
If you are trying to become pregnant or are just thinking about it, it is never too early to start getting ready for pregnancy. Preconception health and health care focus on things you can do before and between pregnancies to increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby.
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. If you need help finding a health care provider, call your Local Health Office. The WIC Program is here to help you during your pregnancy – find out if you’re eligible and how to apply.
Thinking Ahead about Breastfeeding
The Division of Maternal and Child Health is committed to health and well-being before, during and after pregnancy.