This week is National Women's Health Week, and the Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County is urging pregnant women to take advantage of its free Healthy Start program of prenatal care.

The program is designed to ensure that babies are born at a healthy weight.

Healthy Start, a nonprofit group, is based in West Chester but also has offices in Kennett Square, Coatesville, Oxford and Phoenixville. Staff will be available to help enroll pregnant women.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus some evening hours. Women needing assistance may call 610-344-5370, Ext. 108, to find out which Healthy Start office can best assist them.