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Pregnancy and Infants

Baby College

A valuable nine-week series of child development workshops and home visits offered to parents of children between the ages of 0-3. Free. Classes are offered in English, Spanish, and French to pregnant or newly parenting residents of Harlem. 212-360-3255

La Leche League International

A group dedicated to encouraging and supporting breastfeeding. A breastfeeding consultant can direct you to a group in your neighborhood or offer advice over the phone.(800) LA LECHE (800) 525-3243.


Little Sisters

The family health services program serves mainly East Harlem residents and offers an array of services to families in their own homes and at the center. Services include a maternity outreach program with visiting nurses for pregnant and post-partum women and their children. Also sponsors an early childhood development program, family life program including parenting classes, summer day camp trips for children of clients, and a day care center.

Mount Sinai Medical Center Lactation Specialists

Call the hospital’s breastfeeding ‘warm line’ at (212) 241-6578 and leave a message. A lactation specialist will return your call.


New York Foundling Hospital

Offers family-centered preventive services to help the entire family, among them classes to teach parents and single mothers to care for their new babies and help for parents to overcome addictions and provide for the emotional and physical needs of their families. (212) 633-9300.

Nurse-Family Partnership

A free program for women having their first baby. A qualified, specially trained nurse will visit an expecting mother’s home throughout her pregnancy and continue to visit until the baby is two years old. Nurses help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby; help baby-proof the home; obtain referrals to other support services; model effective parenting skills. Women who are pregnant with their first baby and who are less than 28 weeks pregnant are eligible. Call 311 and ask for “Nurse Family Partnership.”

NYC Health – Your New Baby

The website contains lots of information for expectant and new parents, from breastfeeding, back to sleep, immunizations, child development, smoking cessation, and more. In addition, look at the pamphlet found here for tips to keep you and your newborn safe and healthy:

Planned Parenthood Federation of NYC

Provides quality reproductive health care in a safe, supportive environment. Locations in all five boroughs. (212) 274-7200

Postpartum Resource Center of New York

Self-help organization founded to provide emotional support. Information, healthcare and support group referrals to mothers suffering from prenatal and postpartum depression. Online and phone support. (631) 422-2255

Resolve of New York City

Provides support and information for families facing infertility issues. Offer services to help families find support groups and professional services nearby. Call the Toll Free Helpline at (866) 668-2566 to speak to a trained volunteer who has experience with infertility and can help you navigate the resources available to you.

Sister Link

This prenatal care action coalition offers outreach, health education, and case management for pregnant, parenting or at-risk teens, referrals, peer education for HIV, fathering programs, as well as a pregnancy prevention program. English and Spanish spoken. For more information about programs offered, look on the website under the “Programs and Services” tab. Call the care helpline at (800) 220-7606