Maternity care services have been temporarily discontinued. Please see the links below for additional resources.
VCU Medical Center Patient Information
VCU Medical Center Women’s Health Services
Children’s Health Involving Parents (CHIP of Richmond)
March of Dimes
March of Dimes (Spanish)
American Baby Magazine
Safe SleepingConsumer Product Safety Commission Crib Safety Guides
PRENATAL CARE GUIDE
- Visit your health care provider for your first prenatal care checkup as soon as you think you are pregnant.
- Be sure to continue getting at least 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid every day, by taking a multivitamin and eating a healthy diet, to help reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.
- Ask your health care provider before taking any prescription drugs or over-the-counter products.
- Stop smoking and drinking alcohol. Stop doing street drugs.