Healthy pregnancies and full-term births can improve the health of women and babies.

Giving babies the best possible start in life

For many women, pregnancy is a time of excitement and joy, but also a time that can be stressful and feel overwhelming.

UnitedHealthcare and the National Partnership for Women & Families are working together to provide tips that help women have healthy pregnancies and births. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of prenatal, childbirth and postpartum care. This helps families and helps give newborns the best possible start in life. Full-term births also improve the health of women and babies.

That’s why these two organizations are working with media outlets nationwide to share public service announcements (PSAs) about this important topic.

Learn more about having a healthy pregnancy

New public service announcement produced by UnitedHealthcare and the National Partnership for Women & Families

Being involved in your maternity care matters. We’re here to help.

information you can trust

With so much information out there on pregnancy and childbirth, it’s hard to know what to trust. But it’s important to become informed, because the care you receive during this time can have a big impact on your health, your baby’s health and your overall satisfaction.

To make informed decisions, women need access to evidence-based information and help navigating their maternity care throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. That’s why, for nearly 100 years, Childbirth Connection (now a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families) has connected women with just that kind of high-quality information.

We hope this website will empower you to take charge of your maternity care and guide you in making the best possible decisions for yourself and your baby.

Learn more about Childbirth Connection

Welcome message from Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families

Being involved in your maternity care matters. We’re here to help.

information you can trust

With so much information out there on pregnancy and childbirth, it’s hard to know what to trust. But it’s important to become informed, because the care you receive during this time can have a big impact on your health, your baby’s health and your overall satisfaction.

To make informed decisions, women need access to evidence-based information and help navigating their maternity care throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. That’s why, for nearly 100 years, Childbirth Connection (now a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families) has connected women with just that kind of high-quality information.

We hope this website will empower you to take charge of your maternity care and guide you in making the best possible decisions for yourself and your baby.

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Make your voice heard. Tell Congress to support the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act.

We strongly support The Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act (S. 466 and H.R. 4695) as a way to improve maternal and child health in the United States. In particular, it would help identify standards that can be used to optimize care and improve outcomes for both childbearing women and newborns – especially those covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It would also enhance progress toward a high-performing maternity care system by addressing performance measurement gaps and supporting the work of maternity care quality collaboratives. Congress should make it a top priority.