COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


NJ 211

NJ Family Health Line

  • 24 Hour Helping Line for Expecting & New Moms, Families with Children and Special Needs.
  • Speak with experienced Nurses & Counselors regarding COVID-19, Addiction during Pregnancy, Perinatal Anxiety & Postpartum Depression.
  • 1-800-328-3838 (Multi-Language Services Available.)

Connecting NJ (Formerly known as NJ Central Intake)

Other Public Health & Maternity Concerns

Hygiene at Home, at School, at the Workplace
Personal Hygiene & Illness Prevention

Everyday Cleaning
Cleaning Your Cell Phone and Other Devices

Ventilation & Indoor Air Quality
Ventilation in Your Home
Ventilation in the Workplace

Seasonal Illnesses  
Flu & Pregnancy
Healthy Habits to Prevent Flu
NJ DOH Influenza & Respiratory Illness Reports

RSV Transmission & Prevention
Pregnancy & Non-Polio Enterovirus
Common Cold Viruses: Protecting Yourself and Others

Communicable Disease & Health Topics In the News
CDC Guidance: Monkeypox (Mpox) during Pregnancy

CDC Polio
NJ DOH Polio
NY State Department of Health: Polio, What to Know

Baby Formula Shortage Concerns

NJ State Information & Updates
Federal Guidance & Resources

NJ WIC Services
Breastfeeding Support Marketplace, Health Insurance Benefits:
Lactation Services, Breastfeeding Support & Breast Pump Coverage

Maternity Leave (Paid time off; 4 weeks prior and 6-8 weeks after the baby is born.)
Child Care & Family Leave (Additional paid time off; 12 weeks for Mom, 12 weeks for Dad.)

State Services & Resources

Having a Healthy Baby
Teen Pregnancy  
Moms-to-Be with Disabilities 

Maternal & Child Health Services 

Lead Exposure and Testing FAQs 
Prevention of Developmental Disabilities

Smoking Cessation Services for Pregnant Women
Perinatal Mood Disorders & Postpartum Depression 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Perinatal Addiction 
Substance Use Treatment Services for Pregnant Women 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention & Treatment
Congenital Syphilis Awareness, Prevention & Treatment

Zika Virus: Pregnancy Advisory, FAQs and Travel Guidance
(English, Spanish & Portuguese)

Communicable Diseases and Health Topics (A to Z List) 
NJ Department of Health: In the News & Current Health Issues

New Jersey Maternal & Child Health Consortia
(Northern, Central & Southern Regions)

Health Care & Nutrition
Primary Health Care and Prenatal Health Centers
Serving Uninsured & Underinsured Clients)

NJFamilyCare/Medicaid for Pregnant Women
(No Cost/Low Cost Health Insurance)

Home Visitation Services
(In Home Parent Education Services during Pregnancy & Postpartum)

NJ Healthy Families: TANF Initiative for Parents (TIP)
(In Home Services & Parent Education during Pregnancy & Postpartum)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

WIC Services
(Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Pregnant, Postpartum and
Breastfeeding Women, Infants & Children up to age 5)

Connecting NJ
(Community Health Referral Services for Pregnant Women & Their Families)

Labor & Delivery
Hospitals in New Jersey 
NJ Maternal Health Hospital Report Card 

NJ Maternal Data Center (NJ Department of Health) 
NJ State Health Assessment Data (Infant & Maternal Health)
NJ Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology (Data, Reports & Publications)

After Your Baby is Born
Newborn Hearing Screening
Newborn Bloodspot Screening  

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention 
Critical Congenital Heart Defects 

Vital Statistics (Birth Certificates) 

New Jersey's Paternity Opportunity Program (POP)
(Paternity EstablishmentHom for Babies Born to Unmarried Parents)

Family Connects NJ: Postpartum Home Visiting Nurse Services for New Moms and Babies 
Services Available to all NJ Families at No Cost. Connect with your County Service Provider.

Choosing your Maternity Care Provider

American College of Nurse Midwives
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs: Licensed NJ Physicians 
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs: Licensed NJ Health Care Professionals 

Making Informed Decisions During Pregnancy, Childbirth & Beyond (American College of Nurse Midwives)
Healthy (American Academy of Pediatrics) (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Patient Education FAQs (American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) 

NJ Maternal & Infant Health Innovation Authority  
Nurture NJ (Every Mother, Every Baby, Every Family) 

New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NJ Hospital Association) 
Perinatal Care During COVID-19 (New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute)

NJ Maternal Data Center (NJ Department of Health) 
NJ State Health Assessment Data (Births, Infants & Maternal Health)
NJ Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology (Data, Reports & Publications)

Federal Resources

Baby Names 

STD Prevention & Treatment  
What is Preconception Health? 

Moms-to-Be: Before, During & After Pregnancy

Auto Safety for Pregnant Drivers & Passengers
Lead Exposure and Prevention During Pregnancy 

Protecting Children’s Health from Environmental Risks
National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health 

Vaccine Recommendations for Before, During & After Pregnancy 
Using Medications while Pregnant or when Preparing for Pregnancy 

International Travel: Health Alerts and Notifications 
Traveling while Pregnant or when Preparing for Pregnancy 

Radiation Emergencies: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Emergency Preparedness and Response: Information for Pregnant Women

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) In the News/Current Health Issues 
COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for Pregnant, Breastfeeding & Postpartum Women

Community Resources

The March of Dimes 
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition 

Lamaze International (Childbirth Preparation) 
Doulas of North America (Labor and Postpartum Support)
La Leche League International (Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support)

Just for Dads (March of Dimes Education Center) 
Just in Time Parenting (Month by Month Pregnancy E-Newsletters) 

Safe Haven (Anonymous Drop-off for Unwanted Infants) 
2nd Floor (Confidential and Anonymous Youth & Young Adult Helpline) 

NJ Maternal & Child Health Consortia

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium 
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative 
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Professional Resources

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Be in the Know NJ)  
Office for Prevention of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

NJ Home Visitation Services
(NJ State Initiative providing In Home Parent Education
Services during Pregnancy, Postpartum and Early Childhood)

CDC Parent Portal: Resources for the Healthcare Professional 
Family and Parenting Resources (Cooperative Extension System) 

National Institutes of Health 
National Human Genome Research Institute    
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  

FDA Prescription Drug and Biological Product Labeling Guidlines
for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women and Individuals of Reproductive Age

National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health (Georgetown University) 
MCH Navigator, A Learning Portal for MCH Professionals (NCEMCH/Georgetown University)

Professonal Resources (COVID-19)

NJ State Initiatives
Nurture NJ (Every Mother, Every Baby, Every Family) 
Perinatal Care During COVID-19 (New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute)

Clinical Guidance (CDC)
Caring For Newborns 
Caring for Pregnant Women
Caring for Breastfeeding Women
Caring for Children Youth & Young Adults