Pregnancy Week by Week

The Mayo Clinic website offers excellent information about pregnancy in basic content and options for more in depth information for those that are interested in learning more. The site offers multimedia information in images, videos, and slide shows.

Check out the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy.


Text4baby is a free information service that delivers three cell phone text messages per week through pregnancy and baby’s first year.  The messages include information about pregnancy, your developing baby, hotlines, and health alerts.


The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)is a surveillance project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.

The SD Department of Health mails surveys to new mothers a few months after their baby is born. If you’re a new mother, please help improve healthcare for women and infants in our state by answering questions about your pregnancy and new baby. All survey information is anonymous and confidential.

Get more information about PRAMS.