When you learn you’re pregnant, there are a lot of things to consider. These links offer supportive advice on the topics many young moms will find themselves wondering how to approach.

Sharing your news

How to Discuss an Unplanned Pregnancy

Telling Parents You’re Pregnant

I’m Pregnant: How Do I Tell My Boyfriend?


Child Care Aware: State by State Resources for Families

Head Start Center Locator

According to its website, “The Office of Head Start (OHS) helps young children from low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote children’s development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.”

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Agency Locator

Some states offer child care programs at little or no cost to low-income families. This website will put you in contact with your local agency that will inform you of eligibility requirements.


Free/Low-Cost/Sliding Scale Medical Clinics Locator

OpenCounseling’s Affordable Counseling Locator

Covenant House: A Helping Hand for Teenage Mothers

What Teen Moms Want You to Know

Your pregnancy and post-pregnancy health and your baby’s development

Pregnancy Calendar: A Week-by-Week Guide

The First 9 Months

Pregnant? Diet Changes to Make Right Now

Pregnancy Meal Planners: Trimester by Trimester

Recovering from Birth

Financial support

Directory of Local Health Departments

Your local health department will know what programs are available in your state that can provide you assistance before and after the birth of your baby.

 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicaid may also be able to help with medical costs before and after the birth of your baby.

 Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC offers nutritional support programs to low-income mothers-to-be, moms and their families.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP also offers nutritional support to low-income mothers-to-be, moms and their families.

Child Support Guideline Models by State

This page on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ website provides information on what kind of child support you and your baby are eligible for based on the state you live in. There is also a list of links at the bottom of the page to detailed state specific guidelines.

Support groups

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Meetup Groups: Young Moms

Circle of Moms: Teen Moms Community

MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support)

La Leche League International (LLLI) –This is an international support group for breastfeeding mothers.