Pregnancy Resources

General Parenting Information

For Adoptive Parents
Good resource for adoption information

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Baby Doppler
To buy a home-use doppler to hear baby’s heartbeat at home

Bellybars
Before, during and after pregnancy nutrition

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Help
For 24-hour breastfeeding support, referrals to lactation consultants and helpful videos

California Cryobank Cord Blood Services
For information on storing baby’s umbilical cord blood

Centers for Disease Control
For up-to-date information on many medical issues

Children’s Defense Fund

Internal Revenue Service
For information on child-care expenses

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
For information on baby products, recalls and other pertinent information

March of Dimes
For information on various tests before and during pregnancy

Mothers at Home

On-line Announcements
Send on-line announcements and invitations for almost every occasion

OV-Watch Fertility Predictor

Product Recalls
For the latest baby-product recalls and warnings
www.cpsc.gov
www.jpma.org

Social Security Administration

Spina Bifida Association of America
For information on various tests before and during pregnancy

StriVectin-SD
Cream for treating stretch marks after pregnancy

US Consumer Products Safety Commission

USDA
For information on the food pyramid for pregnancy and nursing

Vaccines
For information on vaccines from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Childbirth Information

American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth (Bradley Method)

American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE)

Birth Works® Childbirth Education

Birthing From Within

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)

Doulas of North America

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

Lamaze International

McMoyler Method

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

 

Websites for Further Information

www.americanbaby.com

www.babycenter.com

www.babyzone.com

www.clubmom.com

www.ivillage.com

www.parenthoodweb.com