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Congratulations! You’re pregnant! It’s an exciting time, but you also know that babies don’t come with an instruction manual.

These resources might provide some of the answers you are looking for when getting ready for parenthood.

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Getting Ready for Baby – Baby is on the way! Time to decorate the nursery, select names, prepare the layette and so much more.


Teen Health & Wellness contains a variety of articles geared towards teens about what to expect during pregnancy, preparing for baby’s arrival, adoption, and pregnancy myths and facts. Although American based, the database offers insight on questions to ask when visiting the doctor for the first time. You will also find peer stories of first-time teen parents. 

World Book: Info Finder  offers articles on pregnancy with detailed information ranging from planning, prenatal care, genetic counseling to lifestyle during pregnancy and complications.


Durham Health offers a wide variety of services and connections to supportive local agencies.  Get started with a visit to their pregnancy page. They also offer online prenatal classes

What to Expect contains great information for parents from the preconception to toddler stages. Get information about health and wellness, discipline, breastfeeding, potty training and more.