WIC Resources

Healthy Moms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few tips for women who are planning on a healthy pregnancy.

5 Steps to Get Ready for a Healthy Pregnancy

  1. Take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day for at least 1 month before getting pregnant to help prevent birth defects.
  2. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol.
  3. If you have a medical condition, be sure it is under control. Some conditions include:
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Epilepsy
    • Obesity
    • Oral Health
    • Also, be sure that your vaccinations are up to date
  4. Talk to a health care professional about any over-the-counter and prescription medicines you are taking. These include dietary or herbal supplements.
  5. Avoid contact with toxic substances or materials that could cause infection at work and at home. Stay away from chemicals and cat or rodent feces.

Healthcare for Families

A healthy pregnancy and delivery is achievable. Take advantage of resources available to you. The CDC has a list of online resources for pregnant women. In Gloucester County, resources are available for pregnant women and their families such as:

  • The Gloucester County Department of Health administers the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For eligibility requirements and more information click here.
  • WIC Breastfeeding Support
  • Two Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers, or primary care clinics, are located in Gloucester County. Both agencies offer low cost care for pregnant women: 

Complete Care Health Network

715 Delsea Drive

Glassboro, NJ

Phone: 863-5720


CamCare 

1315 N Delaware Street

Paulsboro, NJ 08066

856-853-2400


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