Patient Education Materials

Steps to Take

Steps to Take was developed for use in Comprehensive Perinatal Services Programs to provide enhanced health education, nutrition and psychosocial services to Medi-Cal eligible pregnant women in California. Anyone is welcome to use them. Steps to Take documents are from the State Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health website.

Steps to Take Manual (2016)

Click here to download the Steps to Take Manual

Steps to Take Handouts

Files are set up so you can download and print the entire file or you can choose which handouts you would like to print.

Health Education Handouts (2016)

English | Spanish

Topics include:

  • Health Education Plan
  • Hospital Orientation
  • Preterm Labor
  • Kick Counts
  • Sexual Transmitted Infections
  • HIV
  • Labor Induction
  • Workplace Safety
  • Oral Health
  • Safe Exercise
  • Tobacco Use
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Family Planning Choices
  • Infant Safety and Health
  • Immunizations
  • Multiple Births

Nutrition Handouts (2016)
English | Spanish

Topics include:

  • Weight Gain
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Iron Deficiency and Other Anemias
  • Prenatal Supplements
  • Pica
  • Healthy Foods
  • Cooking and Food Storage
  • Food Safety
  • Vegetarian Eating
  • Breastfeeding

Psychosocial Handouts (2016)
English | Spanish

Topics include:

  • High Risk Situations
  • Unwanted Pregnancy
  • Perinatal Loss
  • Birth Defects
  • Financial Concerns
  • Legal/Advocacy Concerns
  • New Immigrant
  • Emotional or Mental Health Concerns
  • Parenting Stress
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Spousal/Intimate Partner Abuse
  • Perinatal Substance Use/Abuse
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Handouts (2016)
English | Spanish

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