California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP)

The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) provides comprehensive technical support and education to medical personnel and community liaisons to assist in promoting improved pregnancy outcomes for high-risk pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes and women who develop diabetes while pregnant; gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).  These medical providers who undergo standardized training and provide direct patient care to women with diabetes while pregnant become know as Sweet Success Affiliates.   Diabetes is a complication for up to 7-14% of pregnant women.  The program’s goal is to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality for this high risk group to approximate the outcomes of the low–risk perinatal population.

Pregnancy Information and Resources

The California Maternal Data Center (CMDC) is a statewide initiative to generate rapid-cycle performance metrics on maternity care services.  The program is designed to facilitate hospital quality improvement activities and service-line management in a way that is low burden, low cost and high value for hospital participants. 

WIC during Pregnancy

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) | Food and Nutrition Service

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WIC – Women, Infants and Children Program

Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy nutrition: Healthy-Eating Basics

Smart food choices are the cornerstone of pregnancy nutrition. Find out what and how much to eat.

Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. After all, the food you eat is your baby’s main source of nutrition. Smart choices about pregnancy nutrition can help you promote your baby’s growth and development.