Welcome to the Beginnings Guides
website for pregnancy and parent education materials and training to promote health literacy and reflective practice

It matters what a mother knows. Beginnings Guides are designed to complement counseling during office and home visits for prenatal and parent education and family support.
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Close-out Special:  Beginnings Guía para Padres  Spanish Pregnancy Guide 

Latest Blog 
Paid parental leave - finally Mayor Ed Murray announced Seattle will provide paid parental leave for City employees.  All parents — foster parents, adoptive parents, mothers and fathers— will have the option to take four weeks off —with pay— to bond with a new child.  The mayor is encouraging other employers in the state to offer similar benefits.

Download of the Week
This two-year project aimed to integrate maternal health literacy promotion into Parents As Teachers curriculum and practice. 

Featured Content
Print the Beginnings Guides Brochure.
To download click here.

Beginnings Guides and Healthy Start Goals
Beginnings Pregnancy Guide translates the science of prenatal care into actionable understandable guidance for a healthy pregnancy. It puts into print the health promotion content of prenatal care as defined by the US Public Health Service Expert Panel on the Content of Prenatal Care.
Click here to find out more.

For Information on The Purpose of The Life Skills Progression click here.

I'm always eager to hear about your program and assist with order planning & shipping. We can talk about the content,  health literacy or life skills development. Please feel free to share your thoughts about the new website. For detailed information on training, research & development, the evidence base & program evaluation with the Life Skills Progression visit our training and research page.
Sandra Smith, MPH, PhD
For Sandra Smith's Bio please click here
Updated March 2, 2015


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