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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
acog.org/Patients

American Academy of Family Physicians
FamilyDoctor.org
Pregnancy & Newborns
familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/pregnancy-newborns.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Pregnancy Information (includes information on a preconception care, health pregnancy and preventing problems before and during pregnancy):

Preconception Health and Health Care
cdc.gov/preconception/

Pregnancy
cdc.gov/pregnancy/

Immunizations During Pregnancy
cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/pregnant.html

Medications Use During Pregnancy
cdc.gov/pregnancy/meds/

Tobacco Use and Pregnancy
cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/TobaccoUsePregnancy/

KidsHealth/TeensHealth.org
Pregnancy Center
kidshealth.org/parent/centers/pregnancy_center.html

March of Dimes
(includes information on preconception and pregnancy)
marchofdimes.org/pregnancy.aspx

NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Preconception Care
nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/preconceptioncare/

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Exposures
(provides fact sheets on certain medications, medical conditions, herbal products, illicit substances, infections, vaccines, chemicals, etc.)
mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets-parent/

UpToDate Patient Information
uptodate.com/contents/table-of-contents/patient-information/pregnancy-and-childbirth

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Medicine and Pregnancy
fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/WomensHealthTopics/ucm117976.htm

WomensHealth.gov (Preconception Health and Pregnancy)
womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/index.html

American Association of Birth Centers
birthcenters.org

American College of Nurse-Midwives
ourmomentoftruth.com

Bradley Method
bradleybirth.com

Doulas of North America
dona.org/mothers/

International Childbirth Education Association
icea.org

Lamaze International
lamaze.org

FoodSafety.gov
foodsafety.gov/risk/pregnant/

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Pregnancy
eatright.org/resources/health/pregnancy

ChooseMyPlate.gov
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
choosemyplate.gov/moms-pregnancy-breastfeeding

NIH Weight Control Information Network (WIN)
Fit for Two
niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/weight-control/tips-for-two-pregnancy/

March of Dimes
See Health Topics, then Complications & Loss
https://www.marchofdimes.org

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
http://nationalshare.org

The Compassionate Friends
https://www.compassionatefriends.org

American Academy of Family Physicians
FamilyDoctor.org
Postpartum Depression
familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression.html

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Healthy Children
healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/prenatal/delivery-beyond/

Human Milk Banking Association
(information on using and donating human milk)
hmbana.org

International Lactation Consultant Association
Board Certified Lactation Consultant Locator
ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3337

La Leche League International
llli.org/

La Leche League International (Local Group Locator)
llli.org/webindex.html

Lactation Education Resources
(information on various practical aspects of breastfeeding)
lactationtraining.com/resources/handouts-parents

Massachusetts General Hospital
Center for Women’s Mental Health
(Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy)
womensmentalhealth.org

Postpartum Support International
postpartum.net

Get Help
postpartum.net/get-help/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Breast Pumps
fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/WomensHealthTopics/ucm117976.htm

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration — Maternal & Child Health
Depression During and After Pregnancy
mchb.hrsa.gov/pregnancyandbeyond/depression

WomensHealth.gov
Information and HelpLine
womenshealth.gov/Breastfeeding/

WomensHealth.gov
It's Only Natural
(Your Guide to Breaskfeeding For African American Women)
womenshealth.gov/ItsOnlyNatural/

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