NU Online News Service, Sept. 10, 9:58 a.m. – MetLife Inc., New York, is promoting “Becoming a Parent,” a brochure for pregnant women and their partners.

The brochure includes a shopping list, a vaccination checklist and discussions of topics such as getting a Social Security number for the baby and childproofing a home.

A financial planning section deals with issues such as the importance of wills and strategies for saving for college costs.

The brochure is part of MetLife’s Life Advice program.

Program brochures are available on the Web, at http://www.lifeadvice.com.