Physical Health Resources
Physical Health Resources
MotherToBaby specializes in answering questions about the benefit/risk of exposures, such as medications, vaccines, chemicals, herbal products, substances of abuse, maternal health conditions and much more, during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Their no-cost information service is available to people who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, their family members, health professionals, and the general public via chat, text, phone, and email in both English and Spanish.
Home visiting programs improve the health of young children by providing support and services for them and their families — right in their own homes.These programs reach pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents and caregivers of children under the age of 5.
The CT Quitline is a telephone help line offered free of charge that provides cessation counseling, quitting information, answers to your questions, and support you need while quitting. When you call, your call will be answered by a Quit Coach who is professionally trained to help you quit tobacco. Your Quit Coach and you will create a personalized Quit Plan, can offer Quit Guides, connection to local quitting support, and can talk about medications that are used for nicotine cravings. The CT Quitline is open 7 days a week 24 hours a day. English, Spanish, and other language speaking coaches are available.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' website shares information about nutrition during pregnancy. It addresses why nutrition is important during pregnancy, how to plan healthy meals, how much eat and common concerns about weight issues, and what families need to know about vitamins and minerals.
WIC's website has a wealth of information about chest/breastfeeding.
DMHAS has established the 24/7 Access Line to facilitate access to treatment for substance use disorders. Individuals from anywhere in Connecticut may call to help with linkage to residential detox. The Access Line is able to prioritize transportation services for detox. The Access Line may also be able arrange transportation to DMHAS addiction residential treatment (although transportation services are prioritized for withdrawal management).
CCADV leads a statewide network focused on advocacy, outreach and education. They provide critical support to individuals experiencing domestic violence that includes safety planning, emergency shelter, court advocacy, counseling & support groups, among other services.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England provides high quality health care, education, and advocacy to advance equity and protect the fundamental right to sexual health and reproductive freedom for all.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' website shares information about exercise during pregnancy. It addresses questions about the benefits of exercise and safety considerations and guidelines for exercise.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' website shares information about substance use during pregnancy. It addresses frequently asked questions families may have about this topic.
This website has videos and information to promote safe sleep practices for infants.
OEC provides a number of supports and services that that help young children and families thrive. This includes Birth to Three, Care4Kids, and Home Visiting.
Child Development Infoline (CDI) is a specialized unit of United Way of Connecticut. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are returned promptly. This service is free and confidential, with multi-lingual and TTY capacity. Care Coordinators are available to answer the phone Monday through Friday from 8 am - 6 pm, except on holidays.