Women's Health Links
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Maternal-Newborn, Women's Health Resources
The Mind/Body Medical Institute:
a resource on mind/body medicine and the Mind/Body Medical Institute, the world
leader in this field. Here you can learn to elicit the relaxation response, and
follow the research findings
of Herbert Benson, M.D.
COCHRANE PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH
Childbirth Initiative &
Child Healthcare Bureau
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
a Baby? Ten Questions to Ask"
Birth After Cesarean
Postpartum Stress Center
Postpartum Support International (Click on "need social support": lists of state
coordinators who can direct you to a local therapist)
Education for Parents
After Delivery, Inc. a national
nonprofit organization that provides support for women with ante- and postpartum
of Iowa Virtual Children's
on the Web
Department of Agriculture Women, Infants and Children Program
Questions and Answers
Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements
Preventive Pediatric Health Care.
"Back to Sleep"
Campaign - Reduce the Risk of Sudden
Death Syndrome (SIDS)
on Unsafe Products
Emergency Preparedness for
Children with Special Health Care Needs
Lactation Consultation Association (ILCA)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Academy of
Pediatrics Committee on Genetics
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Reproductive Medicine
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Reproductive Health Information Source
Information For Genetic Professionals ...Information on
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of
Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
The Harvard Mind/Body Approach Behavioral Management
Infertility Program http://www.infertilityblues.com/
National Infertility Association
The American Society
for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Council on Infertility
Food Research and
Lactation Consultant Association
National Dairy Council
- Physical or
Sexual, Domestic Violence
Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (NCPCA)
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
Center for the
Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Educational Materials / Domestic Violence Awareness Handbook
Hotline 800 799-SAFE (7233)
After Neonatal Death,
SHARE: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.
SHARE is an organization that serves those who are touched by the tragic death
of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
Fathers...who have experienced stillbirth, infant death,
or miscarriage walk a uniquely sorrowful and challenging path. Still Fathers is
a new resource for such fathers, providing support, encouragement, and a place
to touch base.
Periodical: Bereavement: A Magazine for Hope and Healing
AGAST Alliance of Grandparents
A Place to Remember Committed to publishing and providing
uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a
crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby. A forum in a bulletin board type
format is available.
The Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB), Inc. By and
for parents throughout the United States, Canada and beyond who have experienced
the death of one or more, both or all their children during a twin, triplet or
higher multiple pregnancy, at birth, or in infancy or childhood...and caring
others. They offer a contact network and have resources for special situations
(pregnant now after a multiple has died in-utero, for example). They also
provide a newsletter, and you may request it via email. Based in Alaska.
Honored Babies A place where mothers whose babies have
died (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death, infancy death,
and/or pregnancy termination) can add their babies to an Online Memorial, join
an Online Support Group Email List (there's also one for Grandmothers), and
submit their "entire story" for book publication. Also offered is a
Resource Center and Keepsakes.
HygeiaOnline Journal Hygeia is listed as "An Online
Journal for Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss A New Resource for Women's Health and
Healing." Dr. Berman intends Hygeia to be an interactive online journal
with an approach to healing via three avenues.
M.I.S.S. (Mothers In Sympathy & Support)The mission
of M.I.S.S. is to allow a safe haven for parents to share their grief after the
death of a child. MISS provides support to parents enduring the tragedy of
stillbirth, neonatal death and infant death from any cause including SIDS,
congenital anomalies, trisomy 13. Grief education for parents and professionals
is our main focus.
Pain, Heartache, and Hope Memorial and Support website
for miscarriage, stillbirth, and loss of a child. On-line book with true stories
of real women coping with loss and infertility.
Perinatal Loss A WEB catalog of bereavement resources
that include beautiful, tiny urns to hold a baby's ashes, personalized
announcement cards, and special albums for keeping precious memories (such as
photographs, a lock of hair, footprints, etc.), Many handcrafted items that can
help you honor your baby's short life.
SPALS: Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss SPALS is a warm
and compassionate group of people who have experienced the loss of a child due
to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant
death, or accidental death. In addition to information given on the page, there
is a SPALS list people can join.
A Heartbreaking Choice
Health Professional Organizations
American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
of Neonatal Nurses
of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program