Find out how to be healthy, physically fit, and on track with your nutrition—whether you’re thinking about getting pregnant, already pregnant, or getting ready to deliver your baby. Stay mission-ready with the following resources on other women’s health issues as well.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists FAQs
Watch educational videos, download infographics, and get answers to FAQs about women’s health—including birth control, pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum care, mammograms, menopause, and more—from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
This website for expecting families includes in-depth information organized by trimester, labor and delivery, and postpartum and newborn care, plus special sections on infant feeding, shaken baby syndrome, and information for new fathers. Watch videos and 3D animations about diet, exercise, preplanning, sleep, relaxation, and more. The resource center also includes a due date calculator, FAQs, apps, printable lists of guidelines, and a wealth of additional useful materials.
Healthy weight gain during pregnancy
Find a BMI calculator and other facts about healthy weight gain during pregnancy on this web page from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies.
Learn about eligibility requirements for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program.
Statutory revision to DoD coverage of abortions [PDF]
Find out about DoD’s 2013 updated Health Affairs Policy 96-030 regarding prepaid abortions in military hospitals. (File downloads automatically; cannot be viewed online.)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explores how taking folic acid can help prevent birth defects of the brain and spine, provides facts about breastfeeding, and offers ways to stay physically active during your pregnancy and after you give birth.
- Folic acid prevents some birth defects
- Physical activity during pregnancy and the postpartum period [PDF]
See also HPRC’s “Where do you serve?” section for your branch of service for additional policy and other branch-specific information. See our home page for links to each service branch.