Women’s Health Resources

ObGyn Resources:

This list, prepared by ACOG Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.    Further, ACOG does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive.  The exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.

American Congress of  Obstetricians and Gynecologists

http://www.acog.org/


Pregnancy Resources:

American  Academy of Pediatrics

http://www.aap.org

The AAP’s website has information for professionals, as well as a parenting corner with information for parents on child and infant care. Parents can browse an alphabetical list of topics or search by age.

American  College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

http://www.acog.org

ACOG Patient Education Pamphlets are available full text in the member section and summaries are available from the homepage.  Consumers may request online that samples be mailed to them.

Childbirth Connection

http://www.childbirthconnection.org

This is a nonprofit organization that works to improve maternity care. The website provides information on pregnancy, labor and delivery, as well as effective pregnancy care and the rights of pregnant women.

Food and Nutrition Information Center – Pregnancy

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000083.html

This website from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides links to sources of information on nutrition in pregnancy

International Childbirth Education Association

http://www.icea.org

The ICEA has certification programs for childbirth educators, including postnatal educators, doulas, and perinatal fitness educators. Users can search for childbirth educators by type.

La Leche League International

http://www.lalecheleague.org

La Leche League promotes breastfeeding. The website includes articles for consumers on breastfeeding, professional information, and information on local groups and affiliates.

Lamaze International

http://www.lamaze.org

The goal of Lamaze classes is to increase women’s confidence in their ability to give birth. The website has information for new and expectant parents, professionals, and a Lamaze educator search function.

Lab Tests Online – Pregnancy

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/pregnancy.html

This website from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry is designed to help patients understand clinical laboratory tests. This section of the website describes laboratory tests related to pregnancy.

http://modimes.org

The March of Dimes website includes information on pregnancy such as prenatal care, preventing birth defects and premature birth, labor and delivery, and caring for a baby.

MedlinePlus – Pregnancy

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pregnancy.html

From the National Library of Medicine, this site for consumers includes information on pregnancy-related topics, and also includes links to other MedlinePlus pages on childbirth, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal care.

MyMidwife.org

http://www.mymidwife.org

This is the consumer information website of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and includes general information on midwives as well as pregnancy, caring for babies, and more.

National Women’s Health Information Center – Healthy Pregnancy

http://www.4woman.gov/pregnancy

The pregnancy section of the NWHIC’s website provides information on trying to get pregnant, prenatal care, and childbirth; and includes a due date calculator and other tools.

Sidelines – National High-Risk Pregnancy Support Network

http://www.sidelines.org

Sidelines is a non-profit organization that provides support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies and premature births.

U.S.  Social Security Administration – Popular Baby Names

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames

On this website, users can browse short lists by state, decade or year, or view up to the top 1,000 names by decade. Information on obtaining social security numbers for babies is also included.

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