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General 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.

Women's Health in the News To access this week’s news

Pregnancy Week by Week

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

National Women's Health Information Center

Information from the US Department of Labor about The Family & Medical Leave Act
Safe Motherhood Initiative


Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative & 

Maternal and Child Healthcare Bureau

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

"Having a Baby? Ten Questions to Ask"

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

International Cesarean Awareness Network  


Postpartum Adjustment

Postpartum Stress Center &

Postpartum Support International  (Click on "need social support": lists of state coordinators who can direct you to a local therapist)

Postpartum Education for Parents 

Depression After Delivery, Inc. a national nonprofit organization that provides support for women with ante- and postpartum depression.


University of Iowa Virtual Children's Hospital

Neonatology on the Web

U.S. Department of Agriculture Women, Infants and Children Program

Your Amazing Baby

Parenting Questions and Answers

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics  policy statements

Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care.  

Clinical Practice Guidelines 

"Back to Sleep" Campaign - Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)  

Product Recalls  

Report on Unsafe Products  

Child Passenger Safety  

Special Needs Baby  

Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Health Care Needs



International Lactation Consultation Association (ILCA)

La Leche League International


High-Risk Pregnancy 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Genetics

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Medical Association

American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Reproductive Health Information Source

March of Dimes  

Information For Genetic Professionals ...Information on genetics.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)


Ectopic Pregnancy

Find out about the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy and how they happen and read our answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Ectopic Pregnancy A Comprehensive and Compassionate Information Resource.



The Harvard Mind/Body Approach Behavioral Management                       Infertility Program

RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association

Guide to getting pregnant

Update on infertility

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

International Council on Infertility



American Dietetic Association

Food Research and Action Center

International Lactation Consultant Association

La Leche League International

National Dairy Council


Abuse - Physical or Sexual, Domestic Violence

National 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

Domestic Violence Hotline 800 799-SAFE (7233)


Bereavement Support

Helping 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.

Online 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.

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Women's Health Professional Organizations

American College of Nurse‑Midwives

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)

Nurse Practitioner Reference 

UCLA Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program

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