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Here are some links that can help you learn more about pregnancy and newborn health.
- Pregnancy
- After Pregnancy
- Birth Tests
- Newborn Health Information

Pregnancy

Government and State Resources

  • Women's Health
    The Federal Government’s source for Women’s Health Information features articles on before pregnancy, pregnancy, preparing for the new baby, and childbirth and beyond. The National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC) works to improve the health and well-being of women and young girls in the United States.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Pregnancy Association
    This site provides information on health insurance for pregnant women, wellness, birthing choices, prenatal testing, birth defects, labor and much more. The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization supported by the health care industry.

  • DONA International
    DONA International is the oldest and largest doula association in the world. DONA International is also an international, nonprofit organization of doulas that strives to have every doula trained / educated to provide the highest quality / standards for birth and/or postpartum support to birthing women and their families.
  • Midwives Alliance of North America
    The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) is an organization of North American midwives and their advocates. Visit this site to learn more about midwifery, certification standards and qualifications.

After Pregnancy

Partner Sites

  • ValleyOfNames.com
    A fantastic resource to help you find the perfect name for your baby. Great tools that make searching for your baby's name much easier. Choose from thousands of existing names or new ones added by visitors every day!

  • WhatFriendsDo.com
    A fantastic FREE site, the WhatFriendsDo.com webtool can help family and friends form a "Team" and respond to multiple life changing events in an organized and helpful way for those they love and care about. The site provides great ideas to help your team be there with it's understanding, love and uplifting support.

Government and State Resources

  • After the Baby is Born
    Women’s Health.gov offers good info on postpartum changes, health and depression. The National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC) works to improve the health and well-being of women and young girls in the United States.

  • Social Security Card and Benefits
    A guide to applying for a Social Security card for the newborn. Most hospitals will provide you with the paperwork to do this, but you can also get the form and instructions online. Also, the Social Security Administration offers disability and other benefits. Visit the site to learn more. The Social Security Administration is responsible for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Care for Baby and Mother
    The American Pregnancy Association takes you through breastfeeding, changing a diaper and infant development. The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization supported by the health care industry.

Birth Tests

Government and State Resources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The top left side of their web page has a link to information about birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal U.S. government agency for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center (NNSGRC)
    This site has a PDF link to current newborn screening done by each state. Be sure you look at the top of each page because they list the date when the information was last updated. The National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center (NNSGRC) provides a forum for consumers, educators, and professionals and acts as a newborn screening and genetic resource center.

Newborn Health Information

Government and State Resources

  • Medline Plus
    MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

  • Parents Guide to Immunization
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided a free 94-page booklet about childhood vaccinations. You can print your own copy or order a free booklet online. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal U.S. government agency for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Web site has good info on general children’s health topics. American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of health and well-being for all children.

  • KidsHealth
    Click on the parent section for good info on parenting tips, growth and development and children’s health. KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Kids’ Health is owned and operated by the Nemours Foundation. Nemours supports the operation of a number of children's health facilities and also supports clinical research for infants, children, and teens.


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