FAQs on Perinatal Health

 

Oral Health

The Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health  provide tips and fact sheets on oral health for children and adults.

Smoking Cessation

The Suffolk County Office of Health Education has information on tobacco use and a list of suggestions and resources to aid you, including, smoking cessation programs.

The National Institutes for Health also has a list of fact sheets and information regarding smoking cessation on their website.

HIV/AIDS

Fact sheets from the Centers for Disease Control on HIV/AIDS and ways to reduce your risk of infection.

Safe Sleep

The National Institutes of Health has resources for parents on reducing their infants risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Breastfeeding

A fact sheet on breastfeeding is available from the Office of the Surgeon General to assist you with breastfeeding your baby. The CDC also has a list of resources available. For mothers who need help breastfeeding there are breastfeeding helplines available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and La Leche League. The benefits of breastfeeding can be found at womenshealth.gov, and informatiion regarding when you should not breastfeed can also be found at the CDCResources for Dad's are available at: Motherandchildhealth.com  and Babycenter.com