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The March of Dimes North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign in association with the Women’s Health Branch at the North Carolina Division of Public Health are happy to offer free materials to anyone within North Carolina. The majority of our materials are distributed through the Women’s Health Branch. In addition, our main office at the March of Dimes North Carolina Chapter distributes a limited selection of information and reminder items. Please print out the order forms you need and mail or fax them to the appropriate location.

PLEASE NOTE: Some folic acid materials may no longer be available. For English folic acid information, use the brochure “Take Care of Yourself.”

Available from the Women’s Health Branch

Download the order form here.

Brochures

Take Care of Yourself. “Your body will thank you for it.” This preconception health brochure contains information about how to stay healthy, even when you’re not planning a pregnancy. Developed for non-pregnancy planners ages 18-34. 4″ x 6″ brochure.

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PDF version (913 KB)

 

Show Your Love. This rack card features seven loving steps for women of childbearing age to promote health. Companion to Take Care of Yourself brochure and Show Your Love poster. Especially popular with African-American women. 4” x 9” card.

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PDF version (441 KB)

 
Healthy Habits for Life. This booklet offers tips and tools for women who want to adopt healthy habits in order to reach or maintain a healthy weight. 5.5” x 8.5” brochure.

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PDF version (851 KB)

Downloadable weekly meal planner (PDF, 38 KB)

Downloadable food and activity tracker (PDF, 37 KB)

Mujer, Madre y Amiga (Woman, Mother and Friend). A Spanish-language companion to Healthy Habits for Life. It offers tips and tools for women who want to adopt healthy habits in order to reach or maintain a healthy weight. 5.5” x 8.5” brochure

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PDF version (814 KB)

Downloadable food and activity tracker/control de alimentos (Spanish/En español, PDF, 46 KB)

Are You Ready? Sex and Your Future This booklet asks people to think about how children fit in their plans. Do they want children? If so, when? How many? Includes a health assessment and information on how to prevent a pregnancy until ready for a baby. 5.5″ x 8.5″ booklet

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¿Qué harás en tu futuro? (What do you want to do in life?) This booklet is a cultural adaptation of the English reproductive life planning tool. It asks people to think about how children fit in their plans. Do they want children? If so, when? How many? Includes a health assessment and information on how to prevent a pregnancy until ready for a baby. 5.5″ x 8.5″ booklet

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PDF version (999 KB)

Mujer Prevendida Vale por Dos (A prepared woman is worth double). A fotonovela (picture story) of Ana María explaining the importance of a daily multivitamin with folic acid. Spanish only. 3.5” x 8.5” brochure.

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Take Control of Your Life, Take Care of Yourself.  A young woman explains that there are lots of great reasons to take multivitamins. For just pennies a day, they are a good way to stay in good health. 4” x 9” card.

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Multivitamins for You, for Your Baby, for Life. Young mother explains that there are many great reasons to take multivitamins. Having a baby is one of them. 4” x 9” card.

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The Healthier I Am, the Happier I Am. A woman explains there are lots of great reasons to take multivitamins. For just pennies a day, they are a good way to stay in good health. Targeted toward women ages 25-35. 4” x 9” card.

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The Busy Woman’s Guide to Multivitamins/Guía para la mujer sobre las multivitaminas (English/Spanish). This handy bilingual card provides information about multivitamins. It also teaches how to check a multivitamin label for folic acid. 3” x 5” card.

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¡Felicidades: Información para la mamá nueva! (Congratulations! Information for new moms). A culturally-appropriate Spanish postpartum brochure that encourages Latina women to continue their good habit by replacing their prenatal vitamin with an over-the-counter multivitamin containing folic acid. It includes specific messages about diet and postpartum depression. 4” x 9” brochure. The English version is available at: http://www2.cdc.gov/ncbddd/faorder/orderform.htm

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Videos

Combo DVD: Four titles on one DVD

  • What is Folic Acid? Explains the role of folic acid in preventing neural tube defects before pregnancy. English; 6 minutes
  • Folic Acid for a Healthier Tomorrow. North Carolina women talk about why they need folic acid. Closed-captioned. English; 9 minutes
  • Tres Hermanas. This video (Three Sisters) follows a family discussing the importance of taking a multivitamin before, during and after pregnancy. Spanish; 8 minutes
  • ¿Tomaste Tu Vitamina Hoy? (Have you taken your vitamin today?). Ana María and friends talk about taking a multivitamin with folic acid and eating healthy. Spanish; 14 minutes

Most of our educational videos are available to watch online at You Tube.

Posters

¡Cuídate Mujer! This Spanish poster features seven steps for women to take care of themselves. There is no better time than now to advise women to take steps that will lead toward a healthy lifestyle.

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Show Your Love. This poster features seven loving steps for women of childbearing age to promote health. Companion to Take Care of Yourself brochure and Show Your Love rack card. Especially popular with African-American women. 11″ X 17″

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Is Your Weight Healthy? This poster contains a BMI chart and the adapted Eat Smart, Move More strategies for individual health behavior change. 11” X 17”

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¿Es Su Peso Saludable? (Is Your Weight Healthy?) This companion poster to Mujer, Madre y Amiga booklet includes a BMI chart and health tips. 11” x 17”

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Laminated BMI Chart for Adults. This full-color BMI chart is a great tool to use to calculate your patients’ BMI. Hang it up behind the scale or next to your desk.  17” x 11”

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At Our Best. “We can’t be our best if we don’t feel our best.” Features a group of young women. Message: There are lots of great reasons to take multivitamins. 11” x 17”

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Both of Us. “I want to stay healthy for the both of us.” Features a mother and infant. Message: There are lots of great reasons to take multivitamins. 11” x 17”

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Mujer Prevenida Vale por Dos (A Prepared Woman is Worth Double). Ana María lets Latinas know about their increased risk for having a baby with certain birth defects of the spine and the benefits of a multivitamin. Spanish only; 11” x 17”

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Additional materials available from the NC Preconception Health Campaign

In addition to all of the free items you can order from the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, the Campaign offers supplemental materials. These materials are only available through the North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign. To order the items below, please contact us.

Women’s Wellness Rx pads. These pads are intended for you to use when reviewing essential women’s health messages with your patients. You can fill in the blanks, go over the checklist, jot down additional notes and remind your patients to take a multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid every day. For added convenience, we’ve included the same messages in English and Spanish.

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BMI Chart for Adults (Printable). This full-color, letter-sized BMI chart is a great tool to use to calculate your patients’ BMI. Hang it up next to your desk, carry it with you on your clipboard or pass it out to patients. Available by download only.

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Videos

Combo DVD: Four titles on one DVD

  • Me? Have a Baby?: Preconception Health – A new educational video from the CDC explains why preconception health is important for all women. English; 5 minutes. View on YouTube.
  • What is Folic Acid? – Explains the role of folic acid in preventing neural tube defects before pregnancy. English; 6 minutes. View on YouTube.
  • Folic Acid for a Healthier Tomorrow – North Carolina women talk about why they need folic acid. Closed-captioned. English; 9 minutes. View on YouTube.
  • Tres Hermanas – This video (Three Sisters) follows a family discussing the importance of taking a multivitamin before, during and after pregnancy. Spanish; 8 minutes. View on YouTube.

Other places to order preconception health materials