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Whether or not kids are in your future, it is important to take care of your health now.

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Women
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Help, support, and resources for women of any stage of life
Men
Men
Men
Help, support, and resources for men of any stage of life
Supporters
Supporters
Supporters
Help and resources for all people in supporting roles.
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Providers
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Did You Know?

What are the leading causes of death among children under 5 years old?
Preterm birth complications are the leading causes of death responsible for nearly 1 million deaths each year.
On an average week in Texas, how many babies are born preterm?
916 babies are born preterm and 142 babies are born very preterm every week in Texas!
What percent of pregnancies in the US are unplanned?
Over 49% of pregnancies in the US are not planned!
True or False?
African-American women in McLennan County have a higher preterm birth rate compared to any other race.
True!
The average preterm birth rate among African-American women in McLennan County is 16.7%. That is nearly three times the rate of non-Hispanic whites (5.9%) and more than double that of Hispanic women (7.6%)
True or False?
Folic acid is recommended to be taken by all reproductive-age women to prevent birth defects?
True!
Folic Acid is recommended for all reproductive-age women (even in pre-pregnancy years). However, half of women are unaware of this.
True or False?
Every year, around 1 million babies around the world are born preterm (before 37 weeks)
False!
More than 15 million babies are born preterm every year around the world.

Life Is Easier With A Plan

Life is easier when you have a road map. Download our digital toolkit as a guide to think through some of life’s biggest decisions.

What Is The Healthy Babies Coalition?

The Healthy Babies Coalition (HBC) is a group of dedicated community agencies that provides services to mothers and babies working to reduce existing health disparities, improve birth outcomes of mothers and babies, and improve women’s health throughout the life cycle.