baby basics materials

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Baby Basics: THE BOOK

Every pregnant mom wants to do what's best for her baby. With Baby Basics, mothers receive a comprehensive, beautiful and compassionate pregnancy guide filled with stories and photographs that she (and the baby's dad) can relate to. It may be the first book she's ever wanted to read—or the first she's ever owned.

Baby Basics: Your Month by Month Guide To A Healthy Pregnancy is:

  • Comprehensive. Covering everything from applying for Medicaid to the stages of labor, the book covers ALL the issues—economic, social, psychological and cultural—facing low-income pregnant women in a frank, friendly manner. More than a list of dos and don'ts, this book explains the whys and hows of prenatal care.
  • Entertaining. It's an enjoyable book parents want to read, with a sense of humor and stories from real moms.
  • Health literate. Baby Basics is written to both a 3rd grade reading level (in the beginning of each chapter) and a 5th grade level (in the more detailed section of the chapter), yet never condescending, and full of interesting, real-life anecdotes.
  • Extensively researched. Peer educators, doctors, The March of Dimes, and thousands of mothers helped build, tinker with, write and rewrite this book.
  • Culturally diverse. From third generation Latinas in New York to isolated moms in Appalachia, to Native Americans in the reservations of South Dakota, moms across the country agree that “this book was written for me.”

Baby Basics: THE PLANNER

The Baby Basics Planner is an interactive counterpart to the book, and an invaluable tool to help new moms become totally involved in their prenatal care.

The Planner includes:

  • Appointment planners and care trackers
  • Discussion topics and questions to ask, plus room for writing more
  • A personal, portable, medical records tool
  • Resource center phone numbers and locations
  • Case management record pages (a health form and prenatal tests)

Plus a whole lot more!

Available in 14 languages (each laid out the exact same way so it's a great translation tool, too):

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Punjabi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Baby Basics: THE POSTERS

Welcome Poster (24"x36")

Tell moms that Baby Basics is spoken here with a “Welcome To You and Your Baby” poster. This colorful sign will liven up any waiting room, or use it to mark the path to your prenatal clinic.

Index Poster (18"x24")

Put this magnified version of the Baby Basics book's index in your office, exam room, waiting room—anywhere you need quick reference to the topics in the book.