buckeye baby resources

Helpful Resources for Expecting and New Parents

Whether you are expecting a baby for the first time, or you are a seasoned parent, there are plenty of questions to be asked and answered. OSU Health Plan is here to provide you with all you need to prepare for the pending changes in your life.

Use these resources to plan for the changes in your life.
Optimizing Natural Fertility

Learn about Optimizing Natural Fertility and the importance of a preconception visit, how to increase the chance of pregnancy, how long it should take to get pregnant, when to seek help from a professional, and more.

Parental Resources and Guidebook

To help you prepare for the arrival of your baby, a variety of resources including a parental care guidebook is available from the Office of Human Resources. Learn about all the types of parental leaves, work schedule options, and other medical benefits available to you.


Breast/chestfeeding is amazing for you and your baby! This quick start guide will help prepare you for your journey.


The Ohio State Child Care Program provides quality child care that allows parents in the university community to participate in and fulfill their responsibilities to the university. Space is limited, so apply as soon as possible to take advantage of this program.


Take a Maternity Unit Virtual Tour or register for an In-Person Tour to see what you can expect during your stay at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Immunizations for Children

Review recommendations for childhood immunizations for children ages 0 to 18 years.

Immunizations for Adults

Review recommendations for adults immunizations for expecting and new parents.


Need to find a pediatrician? Search the provider directory.


Having a baby is both exciting and overwhelming. It’s normal to feel happy and sad, to cry for no reason or to feel anxious. Learn more about your emotions after delivery.


Is your due date near? Fill out the the pre-registration form online. Check-in at registration is still required, but doing this ahead of time will speed the check-in process.

Preventive Care for Children

Increase the chances for a healthy life for your child. Review the Preventive Care Guidelines for Children, Ages Birth -18 Years.

Preventive Care for Adults

Increase the chances for a healthy life for your self. Review the adult preventive care recommendations. 

Weight Management

Looking to shed those extra pounds you gained during pregnancy and need some extra support? Personal Health Coaching is here to help.

Enroll in Buckeye Baby

Complimentary and confidential for pregnancy and postpartum services for those who have Ohio State medical benefits.

To enroll in the Buckeye Baby program, call 614-292-4700, extension 0, or click here.