For Parents

For the Parent-to-be

So, you have a baby
on the way.

You could be feeling a lot of things right now. We want you to know that whatever you’re feeling is okay. This could be your first time, or your fifth. You might have someone to go through this with you, or maybe you’re alone.

Wherever you’re at in your pregnancy, we’re here to help you plan for the very best start you can give your little one. Baby step by baby step, we’ll guide you into a healthy pregnancy. So go ahead, take a deep breath. You’re going to do just fine.

As health planners, we have multiple resources, access to the best healthcare providers, and a community of parents for you to connect with. Whatever you need, we’re here for you. Browse our website, like our Resources page, for answers to your questions, big or small.

Don't know where to start? Here's some suggestions:

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Tips for New Parents

Download this tip sheet to find out the best tips for keeping your baby healthy, like taking prenatal vitamins for better brain development.

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New Fathers

No worries, Dad. We have information for you! You can start caring for your child before he or she arrives by attending doctor’s visits, learning how to care for a newborn, and making detailed plans with your partner. Learn more

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Help from Professionals

To find the right medical provider for you, click here for a comprehensive list of local providers.

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Get Involved

The Healthy Baby Network Community Action Network (CAN) brings community residents, representatives from health and human service agencies and Healthy Baby Network staff together to address challenges in our community. If you are interested in working with us to achieve community change, contact Communications Director, Deanna Spiotta for meeting information at (585) 546-4930 ext. 215. Lunch is provided at all meetings. Our work is currently focused on improving parent education and father engagement in the Rochester community, and ensuring that pregnant and parenting women have access to safe and stable housing.

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Let Us Help

Our Outreach Team is here to help you find the right services to meet your needs. Select Request Services, answer a few questions, and we’ll find and connect you to just the right place. If your need is urgent, contact a member of our Outreach Team at (585) 546-4930.

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Did You Know...

Dads also have a positive influence on mom’s health during pregnancy. Women who smoke and whose partners are involved in their pregnancy are more likely to reduce cigarette consumption during pregnancy by 36% compared to women who smoke and do not have an involved pregnancy partner.


Reduced cigarette consumption with involved partners.