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American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)

www.acog.org/Patients

The Patient Page for ACOG.  Dozens of FAQ sheets are available, and categorized into Contraception, Especially for Teens, Gynecologic Problems, Labor/Delivery/Postpartum, Pregnancy, Special Procedures, and Women’s Health.  A great place to start exploring!

 

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health

www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/index.html

Topics include Preconception Health, Stages of Pregnancy, getting ready at home for baby, labor, and newborn care.  Check out the Mom-to-Be Tools, which have print-and go guides, checklists, and more.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

www.cdc.gov/pregnancy

Sections include strategies for optimal health before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after the baby arrive.  These are comprehensive resources written for consumers like you.  Many of the specific topics will be cited throughout this booklet.  Zika Virus now included!

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/WomensHealthTopics/ucm117976

Consumer website on Pregnancy related topics:  Medicines, Food Safety, Breast Pumps, and more.

 

American Pregnancy Association

americanpregnancy.org

A non-profit organization promoting healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding, newborn care, and beyond.  The website has a nice week-by-week newsletter option.  Pregnancy wellness, common complaints, and postpartum considerations are well organized.

 

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)

mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets-parent/

Consumer website from OTIS.  Medications and Birth Defects.  This link has a fairly comprehensive list of FAQ sheets for prescription and non-prescription medications used in pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Also includes herbal products, infections, and other common home and occupational exposures.

 

Consumer website of the American Academy of Pediatrics

healthychildren.org

Contains sections on prenatal choices, typical activities of newborns and children, immunization schedules, and symptoms of ill children.

 

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

www.hmhbpbc.org

A leader in maternal-health and child-health education.

 

March of Dimes

www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/pregnancy.aspx#

List of articles and question you may have about pregnancy, newborn baby care, and grief.

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