Pregnancy & Parenting

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

Whether you are thinking about having children someday, are a mom-to-be, or already have children, DHS has information and programs that may help you as you navigate these important stages in your life.

Healthy Babies

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.
  • Newborn Hearing Screening - Illinois' Newborn Hearing Screening program is available through your hospital to test your newborn's hearing.
  • Early Intervention helps children (ages 0 to 3), with disabilities or delays, to learn and grow.

Parenting Help

Family Planning

Safe & Healthy Pregnancy

More Information & Resources

DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154
  • 1-800-447-6404 TTY